The United States police departments do not employ relatively intelligent people so that they cannot act compassionately and logically when encountering criminals, says former CIA contractor Steven Kelley.
“There is a policy here in the United States that people of a relatively high IQ are not allowed to become police officers,” Kelley told Press TV on Tuesday.
“There is actually a test given to applicants and if they score too high they are not eligible to join law enforcement,” he said, adding “They do require people that are incapable of logical compassionate thinking.”
Kelley made the remarks when asked about a video, which was recently released showing a police officer handcuffing and physically holding down a black teenage girl at a pool party in Texas.
The video shows a white police officer in McKinney shouting and ordering some black teens to lie on the ground while telling others to disperse in a neighborhood pool on Friday.