Stewart Apologizes After D.A. Calls Out Mistake About Police Shooting
Jon Stewart said he will apologize for a "Daily Show" report in which he misidentified a California man as having been shot by police.
The apology came after San Bernardino County district attorney Michael Ramos called out Stewart in a YouTube video (below), pointing out that the 36-year-old man died after being tasered.
In a report about the "pattern" of police shootings in the United States, Stewart named Dante Parker among men who had been killed in that manner.
.@sbcountyda: You're right re Dante Parker. Sloppy to put him in our list of shootings. TV apology coming Monday...Larger point still stands
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) December 5, 2014
Ramos noted that Parker was shot with a stun gun after a burglary and his death was found to be caused by drugs in his system.
He said the deputy used her taser during a struggle in which Parker gained the upper hand.
The Parker family's attorney disputes Ramos' account, arguing Parker's death was still the result of excessive force and a mishandling of the subsequent medical emergency.
On "Fox and Friends" this morning, Brian Kilmeade got some reaction from Detroit Police Chief James Craig, who feels that there's a false narrative right now about police officers.
"Jon Stewart is a comedian. I don't find comedy in any of this," he said, adding that there's no comedy to be found in the men and women who keep our communities safe.
Craig said there is no national discussion about attacks on police officers, including fatal ones, and innocent victims of gang violence.
Watch the discussion above.