Minnesota Police Chief Apologizes For Thin Blue Line Flag Post

Follows Los Angeles Police Department move to ban flag from public areas

  • Golden Valley Police Chief Virgil Green was forced to apologize for a social media post that commemorated law enforcement on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day and included a Thin Blue Line flag.
  • The original post was deleted after being flooded with comments bringing the intent of the symbol into question.
  • This is the latest example of officers being cornered into abandoning the symbol as critics conflate the flag with extremism.