Florida sheriff, jogger stopped by deputies discuss ‘teachable moment’ on Florida’s Fourth Estate
In true 21st century fashion, he took out his cellphone and began to live stream what was happening. We spoke to Griffin and Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood on the Florida’s Fourth Estate podcast about what happened. Hear more from Chitwood and Griffin on this edition of Florida’s Fourth Estate with News 6 anchors Matt Austin and Ginger Gadsden. Florida’s Fourth Estate looks at everything from swampy politics to a fragile environment and even the crazy headlines that make Florida the craziest state in the Union. Listen to the full episode of Florida’s Fourth Estate on iTunes here or on Sticher here.
Jogger stopped by Volusia deputies to share his experience during Sheriffs Office bias training
African American male, with a white tank top and black shorts, initially, said Joseph Griffin. In the video, the deputy told Griffin that he was not under arrest but was being detained because he fit the description. He told News 6 that he invited Griffin, a former military officer, to attend an implicit bias training class to share his experience with law enforcement. The way we stopped Mr. Griffin is the way we would have stopped a white guy, a Black guy, a Hispanic guy or a purple guy, Chitwood said. But, I will say if you remain calm, at least 85% of the time the situation will go your way, he said.