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Lynchburg PD Chief: Death of George Floyd "not representative of the police profession"

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Published: May. 29, 2020 at 3:34 PM EDT
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The chief of the Lynchburg Police Department says the death of George Floyd

in Minneapolis is "unconscionable, horrifying, and is not representative of the police profession."

In a statement on

, Chief Ryan Zuidema said, "Our hearts are breaking and our condolences are with the family of George Floyd as they grieve the unnecessary loss of their family member."

Zuidema said this type of behavior, involving an officer kneeling on a suspect's neck, leading to his death, will not be accepted by members of his department. He said, "In every interaction, our officers will treat all individuals with respect and dignity at all times."

Read below for the chief's statement to his staff:

Chief Ryan Zuidema's Message on Minneapolis In-Custody Death To our community: Our hearts are breaking and our...

Posted by Lynchburg Police Department on Friday, May 29, 2020
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