Black Officer Who Helped KKK Supporter: Law Enforcement Helps Regardless of 'Skin Color, Nationality or Beliefs'

The black police officer captured assisting a Ku Klux Klan supporter in a photo taken at a rally in Columbia, South Carolina, on July 18 says he was surprised the picture has gone viral, but he is hopeful it will have a positive impact.

Leroy Smith of the South Carolina Department of Public Safety said on July 20 he hopes the image of him will serve as “a catalyst” against the nation’s recent displays of violence.

“I consider myself like every other officer who was out there...

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