Police Chief Tim Gannon appeared to get emotional during a tense news conference while discussing the protests in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, last night.
Gannon began to argue with people in the room while talking about last night's events. He said, "I was front and center at the protest. At the riot."
A person in the room responded "don't do that," adding, "there was no riot." The chief responded, "there was." He said that during the protest one officer from Hennepin County was hit in the head with a brick and transported to the hospital.
After this exchange, another news conference attendee asked the chief, "What is on your heart?" He became emotional as he tried to respond.
"I'm the leader of this department. They expect me to lead. Create a safe city. That's what I'm trying to do. So that's it...Yeah, I'm emotional. I'm just trying to be honest," the chief said.