MELROSE (CBS) – The Melrose mayor and police chief have apologized for a site visitors signal that learn “The protection of all lives matter.” The electronic mail was displayed on a police site visitors trailer on Predominant Road.
“I’ve ordered that it’s taken down instantly and am taking steps to learn the way this occurred,” Mayor Paul Brodeur wrote on Fb Wednesday afternoon. “I apologize to the residents of Melrose.”
Within the midst of the Black Lives Matter motion, there was a common rebuttal that “all lives matter” which has provoked battle.
Melrose Police Chief Michael Lyle stated a site visitors officer was not too long ago ordered to replace the message from a reminder about fireworks to a extra basic security message.
“I’m conscious that the phrase ‘all lives matter’ is usually used as a misguided counter to the Black Lives Matter motion,” Lyle stated. “The signal was instantly modified and on the request of the Mayor, I launched an investigation, which is ongoing.”
The officer who typed the message instructed Chief Lyle he didn’t publish the message with malicious or political intent.
“On behalf of the Melrose Police Division, I sincerely apologize to our residents and anybody who drove previous the signal at this time,” Lyle stated.
All digital messaging on signage will now be accepted by Lyle’s workplace previous to going stay.