Herald News Report
Sheriff Morris A. Young issued a statement Thursday afternoon regarding Kaldrick Donald, who was killed by a police officer last week in Gretna:
“Any loss of life, particularly a young life, is extremely unfortunate. Our condolences go out to the Donald family. We would encourage prayers and support for the family of Officer Brown; as certainly both families are impacted greatly by this unfortunate occurrence. As a father, I can't imagine the difficulty of this situation. As the Sheriff of Gadsden County, I intend to get answers so that justice can be served.
“I understand that there are planned demonstrations for today and perhaps there will be additional ones in the near future. I not only welcome, but also support the right of expression by way of peaceful demonstrations. On our end, we will continue to protect and serve our community by ensuring public safety. I would ask and encourage demonstrators to promote peaceful expressions of support for Kaldrick Donald and his family. (There is a planned demonstration in Gretna Thursday evening)