As an elected Democratic Sheriff of Richmond County, Georgia, I must write to you and show my great disappointment and displeasure at your comments to the nation involving Police Sgt. James Crowley and Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.
I make hundreds of comments to the media and citizens of this county. But my personal policy is to never make comments on things until I hear both sides and completely understand the situation.
This did not happen before you made your remarks about the unfortunate situation between the officer and the professor. Remember, there are two sides to every story.
Being in law enforcement for the past 33 years, I felt obligated to write, and now feel better knowing I have voiced my personal opinion on a situation we all wish never happened.
Sheriff Ronald Strength