Shaquille O’Neal hardly ever 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 line with WSB-TV, Sheriff Reginald Scandrett mentioned O’Neal will assist bridge “the hole between the neighborhood and regulation enforcement.”
O’Neal, who has two sons, has been outspoken about police violence up to now. In June, he advised Jimmy Kimmel Live!, “I’ve to speak with them on a regular basis. I advised them, ‘To start with, you need to attempt to diffuse the scenario or present respect. If you need to 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 individuals do the whole lot proper throughout a police interplay, the outcome can nonetheless be a lethal one. It is a truth the basketball legend acknowledges, “‘After which when all is alleged and carried out, you name me, and if stuff will get out of hand, then I’ll deal with it.”
O’Neal has an extended 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.