Former Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) said on Tuesday’s “Fox & Friends” that police officers have become “gun shy” after numerous shootings of black men have received national attention and scrutiny.
Brown’s comments were made during a discussion of Baltimore and the reported violence that continues to plague the city.
“Police morale is at an all-time low; they’re afraid of being sued if they do their job,” Brown said. “They’re — I don’t want to say gun shy — but they are.”
Brown also criticized MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton, who was reportedly traveling to Cleveland after a white cop was exonerated in the deaths of an unarmed black couple killed in a 137-shot rampage.
“Al’s where the cameras are, and, shame on him,” said Brown, a contributor for Fox News.
Watch the video below, from Media Matters: