Eric Katz joins the podcast to discuss how federal LEOs were part of the response to the demonstrations near the White House.
All 50 states have seen protests over the last week, in the wake of police kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, resulting in his death. Washington, D.C. saw demonstrators who called for an end to racialized police violence, resulting in escalation by police using pepper spray, flash grenades and other riot control methods.
Federal law enforcement officers from several agencies were called into the District to help quell the unrest. GovExec Senior Correspondent Eric Katz covered the protests and joined the show to discuss what he saw.