Project 21 Black Leadership Network Statement on Savage, Senseless Attack on Houston Deputy Constable

nedd_smWashington, D.C. – The following is a statement by Project 21 founding member Council Nedd II on the ambush attack on Harris County Deputy Constable Alden Clopton late last night:

I am appalled at the senseless willingness to harm and to risk loss of life. I am especially appalled when a sworn peace officer is wantonly shot in the back, for no other reason than wanting to serve his community.

It’s bad enough when officers are killed or injured responding to the commission of a crime or during an investigation, but to be shot in the back as Alden Clopton was is cowardly. I have no doubt that the Texas justice system will handle the shooter appropriately.

The Right Reverend Council Nedd II, Ph.D., TOSF is an elected Pennsylvania state constable, having been sworn in to the position in January 2016. He is also an Anglican archbishop, and serves as the rector of St. Alban’s Anglican Church in Pine Grove Mills, PA. He is a founding member of the black leadership group Project 21, and has been an active member since its 1992 founding.

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