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Val Demings' police background could complicate her Biden VP chances

Added 07-12-20 07:29:02am EST - “U.S. Rep. Val Demings' background as Orlando, Fla.'s? first female police? chief could complicate her chances of becoming Joe Biden's running mate.” - Foxnews.com

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2020 presumptive Democrat nominee Joe Biden angers activists by considering Rep. Val Demings for his running mate.

U.S. Rep. Val Demings’ background as Orlando, Fla.'s first female police chief could complicate her chances of becoming Joe Biden’s running mate.

Some critics of Demings – who is reportedly on Biden’s shortlist -- say she sided too frequently with police officers accused of using excessive force during her four-year tenure leading Orlando's police department (2007-2011).

In one case, a 26-year-old officer slammed an 84-year-old veteran to the ground, breaking the victim's neck, according to Politico. Demings said the officer’s technique was within department guidelines. A jury later awarded the victim $880,000 in damages.

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