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Napolitano’s Statement on the Killing of George Floyd

May 29, 2020
Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte), released the following statement on the killing of George Floyd:

“The murder of George Floyd by Officer Derek Chauvin was gruesome, heinous, and most tragically, only the latest wrongful death of an innocent black man in our country. This must stop.

“My heart breaks for Mr. Floyd’s family, his friends, and all who knew and loved him. I join in their grief along with countless Americans who have been impacted by his tragic death.

“As millions of Americans turned to the President for words of comfort and healing, we sadly got more division. Trump, paying no mind to the deep sense of anguish and fear, only added salt to the gaping wounds and drove us farther apart.

“I join in calling for justice and full accountability for Officer Chauvin’s intolerable actions, which were beneath the dignity of the uniform he was wearing. I applaud police chiefs all over the country who have denounced such actions and pledged to better serve their communities with compassion, professionalism, and respect. As we pray for healing and peace in Minneapolis, we must come together to banish systemic racism from our communities and hatred from our hearts.”

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