Race still Matters in former “Choclate City” Washington, D.C. – Police Inspector Apologizes for Racially Insensitive Comment

D.C. Police Inspector Andy Solberg has been temporarily assigned to the school security division.
Inspector Andy Solberg

Times are changing?

The Washington Post reports D.C. Police Inspector Andy Solberg apologized yesterday for making a racially insensitive remark at a neighborhood meeting in Georgetown on Monday night that was called to address concerns about the killing of British citizen Alan Senitt.

“Some comments I made at the meeting were insensitive and created other concerns within the community,” Solberg said at an afternoon news conference. “I want to apologize for the comments that I made and hope that the community will forgive me.”

Here is what happened, according to the Washington Post, at the Monday night meeting, he urged residents to report suspicious activity on the streets and said: “This is not a racial thing to say that black people are unusual in Georgetown. This is a fact of life.”

Police Chief Charles H. Ramsey's car was stolen while he was out of town at a conference.

Police Chief Charles H. Ramsey

The post also noted that the comment prompted Police Chief Charles H. Ramsey, (an African-American) to open an investigation into the incident and temporarily reassign Solberg. He had been acting commander of District 2, the area where Senitt was killed; he now is in the school security division.

African-American Opinion says: OK, Inspector Solberg makes the racial remarks and he gets assigned to school security? I guess DC public schools don’t deserve better. It has been a dumping ground for so many years, no one will notice, and no one will care. What will he say about Black Children?

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