Interview with Sheriff Mel Bailey
QUESTION 26
INTERVIEWER:

WELL, I THINK A LOT OF THE COVERAGE THAT WAS ON NATIONAL NEWS SORT OF GAVE THE CITY A BLACK EYE TOO.

Sheriff Melvin Bailey:

Well, I can't argue with what they photographed. If they had it to photograph and got it by testimony from a witness that, that to me is factual reporting. But when these people twist and slant and infer, innuendos, saying something that leaves you to wonder if everybody in that situation has lost their mind. I wanted badly for the public to know and fortunately for me I had attended the FBI national academy, I had friends all over the world in law enforcement, and here I am under the gun and they know, and I want them to know, that I'm here, I'm well and I'm able and we're handling our responsibility. There were many like kind of officers in the Birmingham police department. Men I'd worked shoulder—

CAMERA CREW MEMBER:

THIS IS GONNA BE A CUT BECAUSE—[overlap] YEAH, I'M STILL ROLLING. THIS IS NOT A CUT.

FILM PRODUCTION TEAM:

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