source: Miami Herald
published: 23 July 2016
As a crowd of about 40 protesters chanted and demanded answers from North Miami police Thursday evening after an officer shot Charles Kinsey, they were pushed out of the police headquarters and addressed by police spokeswoman Natalie Buissereth.
As Buissereth attempted to answer the crowd’s questions, she said she wasn’t sent out to address them because of her race.
“I’m not speaking to you because I’m a black female. I am speaking to you because I am the department’s spokesperson,” Buissereth said. “I am the [public information] officer because I also speak Creole, French, Spanish and English.”
That mix of languages reflects the mix of residents in North Miami, a city that has now been thrust into the national spotlight.
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