Beasley touts sheriff’s support and opposes ‘defunding the police’ | app

DURHAM, North Carolina (AP) — North Carolina U.S. Senate candidate Cheri Beasley presented herself Monday as a bridge between law enforcement and the Democratic Party, appealing to moderate voters in the one of the nation’s most competitive races for a seat in the tightly divided chamber.

Joined by more than a dozen current and former law enforcement officers at a press conference in Durham, Beasley announced new legislative priorities to bolster public safety and mend the frayed relationship between her party and police forces.

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