Chief Davis appeared at an NAACP meeting on Aug. 21, after he was invited to be there. This meeting was actually in reference to the acquittal of Matthew Pinkerton, a white Glen Burnie man who killed Kendall Green, a black man who was involved with Mr. Pinkerton's wife, according to prosecutors. The jury was never allowed to hear crucial evidence in this case including the use of a racial slur. The chief appeared before the group in order to support his detectives and this agency that filed these charges against Mr. Pinkerton. Chief Davis was part of a dialogue with the community, and the reality is if the Ferguson Police Department had a leader who made the tough and sometimes unpopular decisions to have interaction with different communities, we likely wouldn't be discussing Ferguson, Mo.