Interview with Dr. Grant Friley
QUESTION 28
SHEILA C. BERNARD:

What about the res--his response to the community since he was White, since he didn't have any ties to the community and he was living out in the suburbs and it was them, and they were the enemy. Did they become the enemy?

GRANT FRILEY:

No, I don't believe that. I, I really don't believe that. I believe that, that, ah, it was an action/reaction thing, that a lot of White officers were caught up in it, and they reacted, and we all react differently. And I don't think, ah, ah, a White officer reacted just because he was a White officer, then a Black officer reacted because he was a Black officer. I think in the heat of battle we all reacted and it was not because of a White officer saying - hey, these are Black people, hey I got a chance to really do them in. All right? Like I said, I saw some Black officers, ah, get frustrated and tired of the crap that was going on, and they vented their emotions also. So it was, ah, for that six or seven days there were a lot of blue people and all those blue people were people in uniforms.

SHEILA C. BERNARD:

OK, cut. Story, besides the house, anything--