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Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police Release Statment on Response to Death of George Floyd

Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police

On Wednesday June 3rd, the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police released a statement regarding the death of George Floyd while in police custody. The association stated that they found, “the video of George Floyd’s death at the hands of police officers reprehensive and sickening.” They also stated that much of the work done to increase a community policing model have, “more been about transforming their image than making effective change.”

The release goes on to mention that in August of 2019 seven police agencies across Georgia “came together in LaGrange to participate in a demonstration project to build trust with marginalized community members.” Building on top of this demonstration, the seven communities of Albany, Covington, Decatur, Dekalb County, LaGrange, Perry, and Thomasville, are now moving forward with their four phase plan to, “identify and resolve issues adversely effecting marginalized communities.”

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