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McCollum Statement on the Death of Mr. George Floyd in Minneapolis

May 26, 2020
Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) issued the following statement today following media reports of the death of Mr. George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police officers:

“The death of George Floyd is a senseless tragedy that never should have happened. A bystander’s video reveals Mr. Floyd being restrained by a Minneapolis police officer in a manner that can only be described as excessive and brutally cruel. Police and peace officers do a difficult job everyday keeping our communities safe, but protecting public safety fundamentally demands a respect for the civil rights and human rights of all residents. I support Mayor Frey’s call for a comprehensive investigation, including a full federal investigation. George Floyd should be alive today, and my thoughts and prayers are with his family and those who loved him.”

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