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Sheriff who marched with protesters: ‘It was time to take the helmet off’

In Flint, Michigan, Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson removed his protective gear and marched peacefully with protesters on Sunday. He tells TODAY’s Craig Melvin that “it was a spontaneous decision … the benefit far outweighed the risk.” He adds: “Police and protesters must work together … There has to be a first step, and that has to come from both sides.”

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