… knew and worked with George Floyd for years before this incident.
“These officers knew they could act with impunity, given the Minneapolis Police Department’s widespread and prolonged pattern and practice of violating people’s constitutional rights,” the statement said. “Therefore, we also demand permanent transparent police accountability at all levels and at all times.”
The family and Crump thanked the “outpouring” of support they’ve received, which manifested in days of huge protests across the country and world.
“Our message to them: Find constructive and positive ways to keep the focus and pressure on,” they said. “Don’t let up on your demand for change.”
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