Sheriff Kristin Graziano Wants to End Racist Policing
March 18, 2021
Last summer, protesters and organizers called for a racial reckoning and a change to how our country’s policies. In the wake of those protests, a sheriff’s race in Charleston County, South Carolina took shape with a reform-minded candidate Kristin Graziano taking on an establishment incumbent. During her more than 20 years in law enforcement, Graziano observed how the sheriff’s office contributed to racial profiling and harmful collaborations with immigration enforcement. In response, she promised to make the sheriff’s office more accountable and responsive to the demands of its community. The citizens of Charleston rewarded her vision with a decisive victory over the incumbent of 32 years.
Sheriff Graziano joins us to talk about why the department needed a change and what it means to serve a diverse community during a time of racial reckoning.