Jordan gives $2 million; looks to build backs, police trust
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Michael Jordan is trying to help ease tension between African-Americans and law enforcement.
The NBA great and Charlotte Hornets owner said Monday he's giving $1 million to the Institute for Community-Police Relations and $1 million to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. The aim is to help build trust following several shootings around the country.
Jordan says in a statement to The Associated Press on Monday that ''as a proud American, a father who lost his own dad in a senseless act of violence, and a black man, I have been deeply troubled by the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement and angered by the cowardly and hateful targeting and killing of police officers.''