Sterling Heights won’t remove police mural despite artist’s regret painting it


A Detroit suburb defends the recent unveiling of a large mural of police officers holding hands and bowing their heads in front of the American flag.

Sterling Heights says it has no plans to remove the painting, despite the artist’s regrets.

The Detroit Institute of Arts, a partner in the project, admits that some people are offended by the picture.

The mural titled “To Serve and Protect” is a replica of a painting that was in the Sterling Heights Police Department lobby.

The city says the mural serves as a memorial to the city officials who died on duty.

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