Audrain County Sheriff Matt Oller is weighing in on the police killing of George Floyd in Minnesota.
Floyd, a 46 year old black man, died Monday after an officer with the Minneapolis Police Department used his knee on Floyd’s neck to pin him to the ground.
His death sparked outrage and nationwide protests.
Sheriff Oller posted on his Facebook page that there are roughly 800,000 sworn law enforcement officers in the United States.
Each week, there are about a million contacts between those officers and their citizens.
In nine minutes 4 jackasses in Minneapolis give every other one of us a black eye and further distance us from the communities we serve.
Meanwhile, a family plans a funeral……..a funeral that should have never happened.
I really try to defend cops when I can.
We’re humans first, and we make errors, but damn…………… what I see isn’t an error. It can’t be.
Every cop in the country should be FURIOUS about the actions of some of these cops, and the inactions of the others that were there and scream for accountability.
Leaders of the Columbia Police Department, Boone County Sheriff’s Department and the University Police Department released a statement yesterday where they offered condolences to the victim’s family, friends and his home community.
The release goes on to say in our own community, all law enforcement officers are held to the highest standards, and they will treat everyone fairly and with respect.