Dave Chapelle gave his two cents on an investigation into a confrontation between police and community members on New Year's Eve at a local community meeting Thursday in Yellow Springs, Ohio, where the comedian resides.
Chappelle talked about the search for a new police chief after the former chief stepped down as a result of the New Year's Eve incident.
In this Trump era, this is a golden opportunity to show people local politics reign supreme.
"What I did want to know," Chappelle said to the council, "is what is this pool of law enforcement that you can pull a Chief out of that is special enough to police this town which is wildly unique," affiliate WKEF first reported. He went on to urge his council members to "look deep and look hard, because look, this is a golden opportunity."
"In this Trump era, this is a golden opportunity to show people local politics reign supreme."
The investigation into the incident showed that police action on New Year's Eve was misguided and dangerous and acknowledged mistakes made by the Yellow Springs Police Department. As a result, the outside investigator is recommending a police supervisor be on duty in the future on New Year's Eve.
The investigator also says a new event safety policy should be put in place that doesn't include cruisers as the only barricades for the crowd.