GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – A local student has accepted Greenville Police’s offer to do a ride-along after he posted an image some found disrespectful.
Chief Mark Holtzman said he spoke with Brandon Mateo, the student who posted the picture, on the phone on Monday. He said neither of the parties could have expected this much national attention to be brought about because of this.
“I don’t think either one of us thought it would get that much exposure it did,” Holtzman said. “He (Brandon) has taken it in a positive direction. I’m glad he has accepted our challenge, and hopefully he’ll see a different perspective of a police officer when he gets to ride along with one.”
No word yet on when the ride-along will take place.