BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Nichole Lynch said throughout the pandemic and the protests, she's had her brother late Sgt. Sean Collier on her mind a lot during 2020.
"I think for us, we support everyone," she said. "And we know that we want there to be a positive outlook on the police."
Sgt. Collier was shot and killed at MIT during the 2013 Boston marathon bombings. Lynch said she knows there have been many cases of bad policing across the country, and she has heard the calls for defunding the police. But she told WBZ NewsRadio she thinks that slogan is doing more harm that good.
"Police play such an important role as far as keeping our communities safe," she said.
As for what her late brother would do, Lynch said Collier "would've been out there doing good and doing everything he could've to try and change the outlook on police."
WBZ NewsRadio's Drew Moholland reports:
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