Interview with Dr. Grant Friley
QUESTION 14
SHEILA C. BERNARD:

So what was unique about your position as a Black officer in the middle of a riot?

GRANT FRILEY:

That I had been where the White officers had never been. I had been on the other side of the fence. I had been part of the frustration. I had been part of the racist attitudes that, ah, were coming from society. I had been on the other side. And now I had sympathy, empathy, but also was a police officer, and I had a job to do. So, ah, I had an advantage.