PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said “I’m with Hillary Clinton,” on Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention. Ramsey said,”we need a strong steady leader.” “We need to champion our greatest hopes. Hillary will,” he added.
Ramsey endorsed Clinton, saying that she would “build bridges between communities and police. And folks, that’s better than building walls.”READ MORE: Phillies, Zach Eflin Avoid Arbitration With 1-Year Contract With 2023 Mutual Option
Ramsey became the commissioner in Philadelphia, under Mayor Michael Nutter, in 2008. He came out of retirement to accept the position and stuck with Nutter throughout his administration in Philadelphia.READ MORE: Student At Coatesville Area Senior High School Stabbed 6 Times During Fight
The former Philadelphia Police Commissioner spoke about the eight police officerswho lost their lives in the line of duty during his time. “After the attacks in Dallas and Baton Rouge, an entire nation mourned eight more.”MORE NEWS: Texas Governor: 15 Killed In School Shooting; Gunman Dead
Ramsey said that Clinton would be the president the county needs to improve the safety of law enforcement, while bringing communities and police together.