MIKE FINNERTY (radio host): "Chief Brandon del Pozo of the Burlington Vermont Police told the New York Times this week that one of the worries he has is that-- and all cops, he says, have-- is that no cop can control what another cop does, but all cops will be judged by what the other cop does. Do you share that?"
BRYAN PENDLETON (regional president of the National Black Police Association): "That's exactly right, yes. You know, I live on the west coast. Things that happen on the east coast, take Baltimore for instance. When things happened in Baltimore, we bore the brunt of it here in California, as well as every other department in America, because we are painted with that broad brush. People do see us as one and the same. If one cop does something, no doubt we're all painted with that brush. But you know, the other part of that is is when you see some of those videos and you see more than one police officer, you see one officer behaving badly and you see the other standing around, that's really the bad part right there. The officer's just standing there. You know, there's this-- I don't know, this notion or this opinion or belief that when one officer does something, we all have to back his play. No, not if they're doing something wrong. We need to step up and say something, or at least intervene on that person's behalf, the person who's being victimized for whatever reason, and let that officer know that this is not going to be stood for."
-- from the CBC radio program, The Current, 2016-07-13. There are other interesting and significant points made in the segment, if you have a spare twenty minutes to listen to it (the transcript is ~11 pages)
The guest was introduced thus: Bryan Pendleton is a regional president of the National Black Police Association in the U.S. He retired from the San Diego Police Department last year after a career spanning more than 30 years. He's now a Sergeant with the Southwestern Community College Police.