BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The following statement was just issued by Boca Raton Police Chief Michele Miuccio:
To Our Boca Raton Community:
The members of your police department were shocked and upset by the video depicting the actions of the Minneapolis police officer in the death of Mr. George Floyd. We offer our condolences to Mr. Floyd’s family and friends.
We have discussed this incident amongst ourselves at every level of our department and there is no justification for why this happened. We as police officers come into this profession to help people and defend those who cannot defend themselves. Our police department’s mission is to protect and serve. We don’t understand how other officers stood by and allowed this to happen.
Your police department has law enforcement officers who are dedicated professionals that do not excuse this type of behavior. We have received training in de-escalation and proper arrest procedures and have not, and will not condone excessive force.
We understand that the community is upset, but please don’t let the actions of those officers completely erode your trust in us. We have stood and worked together in the past, and we look forward to continuing our relationship with you.
We appreciate the continued support of the Boca Raton community. We support the rights given by the Constitution to protest, and we will protect those rights. Our officers will continue with our mission to protect and serve by supporting peaceful protestors and protecting the public from violence.
Chief Michele Miuccio
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