Shaquille O’Neal not often turns down a job and now he has a brand new gig because the Director of Neighborhood Relations on the Henry County Sheriff’s Workplace in Georgia.
There aren’t many particulars however in keeping with WSB-TV, Sheriff Reginald Scandrett stated O’Neal will assist bridge “the hole between the group and legislation enforcement.”
O’Neal, who has two sons, has been outspoken about police violence up to now. In June, he informed Jimmy Kimmel Live!, “I’ve to speak with them on a regular basis. I informed them, ‘To begin with, you must attempt to diffuse the scenario or present respect. If you must perceive that these individuals are additionally out right here to do all their jobs. So that you attempt to diffuse the scenario. If it occurs to get tough, do not say something, do not do something, simply comply.'”
Sadly, even when folks do all the pieces proper throughout a police interplay, the end result can nonetheless be a lethal one. It is a reality the basketball legend acknowledges, “‘After which when all is claimed and achieved, you name me, and if stuff will get out of hand, then I’ll deal with it.”
O’Neal has a protracted historical past with police across the nation. Back in 2005, O’Neal was named an honorary US Deputy Marshall after he attended the Los Angeles County’s Reserve Academy.
In March of 2019, he was named an honorary deputy in Broward County, Florida.
The 48-year-old was additionally appointed as a particular reserve in Louisiana by the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Workplace in October of 2020.