Tehama County Deputy Sheriff's Association weighs in on law enforcement culture

People across the country pushing for police oversight.

Posted: Jun 11, 2020 7:37 PM

RED BLUFF, Calif. - People across the country pushing for police oversight.

“I do think that police officers need to be accountable for their actions and police unions need to change their way of training officers,” said Luciana Ferreira of Red Bluff.

Zachary Backus with the Tehama County Deputy Sheriff's Association says they recognize the tense situations happening across the United States.

“When things are tense like this you have to be a little bit more on your toes and more mindful about what you're doing,” said Backus. “But I think this community has shown a lot of support through law enforcement through their protests.”

Backus tells Action News Now they don’t have a vendetta but do have a strong belief in the constitution to treat everyone equally under the law. He urges people to not paint all officers in the same category.

“We're just trying to do our job and unfortunately, ours tends to come into conflict with people sometimes,” said Backus.

“We just need to keep that in mind and not treat every officer with the same broad brush.”

People in Red Bluff say while it’s necessary to have law enforcement, it’s also important to hold them accountable.

“You recognize the good ones because not all cops are bad just like not all people are bad but you also got hold the ones that did make mistakes,” said Alex Jimenez of Corning.

“No one is above the law.”

Backus says the Tehama County Deputy Sheriff’s Association was one of the first organizations in Northern California to condemn Derek Chauvin, the officer charged with murdering George Floyd.

Backus tells Action News Now the best way to help people understand what peace officers go through is by education.

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