WATCH: Colbert Catches Bloomberg Defending Stop-and-Frisk Even After Apologizing, Calling It a ‘Mistake’

Democratic presidential candidate and billionaire Michael Bloomberg got politely called out by Late Show host Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night for appearing to double back on his apology for New York City’s previous stop-and-frisk policy and instead suggesting that the policing tactic was effective in lowering the murder rate while he was mayor.

Just ahead of announcing his presidential run this past fall, Bloomberg attempted a public reckoning over the highly controversial policy that haunted his time as the city’s chief executive, apologizing for an aggressive stop-and-frisk policing strategy that resulted in the harassment of hundreds of thousands of minority men each year. “I was wrong…and I am sorry,” Bloomberg said in a speech at a prominent African-American megachurch in Brooklyn.

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