May 29, 2020

Harris Statement on the Killing of George Floyd

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Friday released the following statement on the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police on May 25, 2020:

“The charges brought against the officer who murdered George Floyd are a start, but the other involved officers must also be held accountable immediately. In recent days, we’ve been forced to confront the tragic and horrific killings of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, Breonna Taylor in Kentucky, and now, George Floyd in Minnesota. These are not isolated incidents, but the result of broader systematic racism that exists in our country. And we remember the countless Black Americans who never had a chance at justice because no one recorded a video of their killings. Police brutality is a matter of life and death for Black people in this country, and we have to be clear about the injustices within our criminal justice system and demand accountability to the communities law enforcement are sworn to protect and serve.”