Jeff Sessions accused of fueling racism after speech mentioning 'Anglo-American heritage' of US policing

Jeff Sessions accused of fueling racism after speech mentioning 'Anglo-American heritage' of US policingAttorney General Jeff Sessions veered from his prepared remarks to hail the “Anglo-American heritage” of law enforcement. “Since our founding, the independently elected sheriff has been the people’s protector, who keeps law enforcement close to and accountable to people through the elected process,” Mr Sessions told a National Sheriffs Association meeting, adding “the office of sheriff is a critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement”. The invocation of Anglo-American roots appears to have been an impromptu decision, with a copy of Mr Sessions’ prepared remarks reading: “The Sheriff is a critical part of our legal heritage”.



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