By Kim Glovas
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter is weighing in on the controversy surrounding an Instagram photo posted by a city paramedic — a photo posted in response to the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.READ MORE: Police Asking For Help Identifying Man Wanted In Strawberry Mansion Hit-And-Run That Killed 8-Year-Old Boy
The photo showed two black men pointing guns at a white police officer. Mayor Nutter says the Brown and Garner deaths, each at the hands of white police officers, have created a volatile situation in our nation.
“This is a particular time of anguish across the country that citizens are feeling, that law enforcement are feeling,” Nutter said today, “so I think, we just at a certain point need to calm ourselves down, be mindful of the impact that our actions or comments or statements can have.”READ MORE: Open For Business: Spike's Trophies Focusing On Wins After Dealing With Major Losses During Pandemic
The mayor says the paramedic has made an online apology but, he adds, we live in a technology-driven world in which it’s hard to take down or remove that kind of information.
Nutter also says the fire commissioner is conducting his own investigation into the matter.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Agrees To Equip All Officers With Tasers Year After Police Killing Of Walter Wallace Jr.