DETROIT – Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones released a statement regarding the killing of George Floyd and the protests that have followed his death.
Floyd was killed when an officer, who was caught on video, pressed his knee to Floyd’s neck. That officer, Derek Chauvin, is now facing a second-degree murder charge.
The three other officers at the scene — Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao — were charged for the first time with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. All four were fired last week.
View Jones’ letter below: