George Floyd: Police boss downs helmet and baton, joins protest march

George Floyd: Police boss downs helmet and baton, joins protest march

- The police boss put down his riot gear and joined the protestors in condemning the death of George Floyd who was killed by law enforcers

- Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson talked to the crowd about the victim's death and on ways, the police force could harmoniously co-exist with civilians

- Swanson later reprimanded the officers involved in Floyd's death and said it was a wrong representation of American police

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Police officers have been clashing with protestors in various cities in the United States days after George Floyd's death which sparked outrage across America.

In a rather unusual moment in Michigan, a police boss in full riot gear decided to join the protestors instead of battling with them as was the norm during demonstrations.

Briefly.co.za learned that according to Fox News, Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson resorted to reasoning out with the demonstrators by joining them in the march while talking to them on how the police force and the citizenry could co-exist in harmony.

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George Floyd: Police boss puts down helmet, baton joins protesters in march

George Floyd died at the hands of merciless police officers. Photo: Lucy.
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He put down his riot gear and joined in the protests whilst discussing Floyd's death before delivering a heartfelt speech at the end of the march.

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"In my entire career, I will never forget this night. We condemn what happened in Minneapolis because that is not who we are," he said.
"There are good people that love you and can hear what you have to say because all you want is dignity for all. I love you guys," he added as the crowd cheered him.

Footage of the brutal murder was shared widely online after a bystander filmed a policeman pinning the shirtless suspect to the ground in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Demonstrators took to the streets where Floyd died, with some chanting and carrying banners that read "I can't breathe"- the last words the man said before dying.

President Donald Trump had ordered the shooting of protestors after fires and looting marred the demonstrations.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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