After a police officer was fatally shot while responding to a domestic violence call in Tacoma, Washington, the homeowner - a black woman - says she doesn’t want to hear anything about the Black Lives Matter movement.
A nearly 12-hour standoff between an armed black man who was renting the home at which the incident occurred, Bruce Randall “Zeus” Johnson II, and multiple law enforcement agencies left the suspect and one officer dead.
Kristi Croskey, the homeowner who witness the horrific situation, praised the Tacoma police force. Her opinion on the matter comes at a time when Americans are in an uproar about police brutality and force against black citizens.
“I would like to say that I don’t want to hear anything about Black Lives Matter, because all lives matter,” Croskey told KING-TV. “I do not want to hear about the police officers being inhumane and shooting people [unnecessarily] or any of those things. I want to say that the Tacoma Police Department handled this matter with such professionalism despite their own being shot.”
Croskey moved out of the home seven months ago and knew the renter through family and church. She also noted that Johnson had made “poor choices.”
“I want you to know that the Tacoma Police Department did any and everything that they could to protect and serve,” she said. “They wanted to protect the life of him, his family and anyone else that was involved in this matter.”
The Black Lives Matter movement has been sweeping the nation since 2013 over the debatably justifiable deaths of black men killed by police.