Outrageous Officer in Viral 'His Life Matters' Photo Attacked Online by Actor
You might remember Chief Steven Jones as one of the two Texas police officers in a powerful photo that went viral last summer.
Jones and Officer Donald Givens, both with the Trinity Police Department, had the words “his life matters” written on their palms, with arrows pointing to one another.
In the wake of the Dallas police shooting and racial unrest in the country, the moving photo has resurfaced.
But not everyone is a fan.
Actor and musician Tyrese Gibson took to Facebook to call out Jones and Givens.
"How many people on your force have used excessive force, have abused their power, murdered and killed innocent people, planted evidence to see to it that that black man or Latino went to jail?" Gibson wrote. "To the officers in this picture, please answer these questions."
Jones said on "Fox and Friends Weekend" today that he found it disheartening that Gibson decided to criticize the photo, which he and Givens did to promote unity.
He said that Gibson, who has millions of social media followers, should use his influence to create a positive dialogue.
"He doesn't know Officer Givens and I, he doesn't know the officers in my department," Jones said. "And to answer his question, the answer is none, none of the above."
"Stop assuming, stop hating and stop jumping on each other," Jones said. "I think we need to start talking to each other and come together and work together as a group."
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