Minnesota Police Chief Apologizes For Thin Blue Line Flag Post

Follows Los Angeles Police Department move to ban flag from public areas
A person waves a thin blue line flag at the United by the Blue Line Vigil organized by the El Paso Police Wives and Family Support Organization at Album Park in El Paso, Texas on November 7, 2020. - Democrat Joe Biden has won the White House, US media said November 7, defeating Donald Trump and ending a presidency that convulsed American politics, shocked the world and left the United States more divided than at any time in decades. (Photo by Justin HAMEL / AFP) (Photo by JUSTIN HAMEL/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Golden Valley Police Chief Virgil Green was forced to apologize for a social media post that commemorated law enforcement on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day and included a Thin Blue Line flag.
  • The original post was deleted after being flooded with comments bringing the intent of the symbol into question.
  • This is the latest example of officers being cornered into abandoning the symbol as critics conflate the flag with extremism.

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