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West Palm Beach police Deputy Chief Rick Morris kneels with protesters

Chief calls character of protesters 'top shelf'
Deputy Chief Rick Morris kneels with protesters in West Palm Beach, June 2, 2020
Posted at 11:06 PM, Jun 02, 2020

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — West Palm Beach Police Deputy Chief Rick Morris kneeled with demonstrators Tuesday delivering a powerful moment.

The West Palm Beach Police Department said it supports peaceful protests.

Deputy Chief Morris told WPTV NewsChannel 5 that this has been a learning experience and police and the community worked together.

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"They protected my police when some agitator came in trying to hurt everybody," Morris said. "They turned around and helped my officers, and you know what that means to me? That means the character here is top shelf and, you know what, we're going to fix this."

Protests are expected to continue in West Palm Beach as demonstrators demand for their voices to be heard.