Cincinnati Mayor Issues Emotional Apology for Honoring Officer's Killer
Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley on Thursday night emotionally apologized to the police union after the city "mistakenly" issued a proclamation in honor of a man who killed Officer Sonny Kim nearly two years ago.
The father of Trepierre Hummons posted a proclamation on Facebook declaring June 1 as "Tre Day," prompting Cranley to issue an apology letter to the Fraternal Order of Police. Cranley's office also sent a letter to Ronald Hummons officially retracting the proclamation.
Cranley, who's been a strong supporter of law enforcement, was visibly broken during a press conference standing alongside FOP President Dan Hils at the police union hall in Over-the-Rhine.
"This was a huge mistake," Cranley said. "It's not done intentionally. It's human error, but the buck stops with me."
"I love our police department," he said, breaking down in tears. "I would never do anything to hurt them."