The Texan police have apologized after a major uproar about a photo of an arrest. The photo shows a black man, tied up with a rope by two white police officers on horseback.
According to the police chief of the city of Galveston this happens more often, but the agents have “badly assessed” this situation. He apologized to the suspect. “He meant no harm,” said police chief Vernon Hale. “We better stop this method.”
Many people write on social media that the photo reminds them of slavery.
The man was arrested for housebreak. The officers caught him and tied the rope to the handcuffs. The arrestee has since been released on bail.