Chester County officials, police, and other public figures have spoken out against the killing of George Floyd and urged the local community to keep protests legal and peaceful, writes Michael Rellahan for the Daily Local News.
“As individuals, and together, we are saddened by the injustice of George Floyd’s death,” the Chester County Commissioners said in a joint statement. “We express our deepest condolences to Mr. Floyd’s family, his friends, and to everyone who has wept at the unnecessary, painful final minutes of his life.”
Officials also commended local protestors for keeping their actions peaceful and respectful.
“It’s the Chester County way,” they said.
District Attorney Deb Ryan also expressed her grief over Floyd’s death and reemphasized her commitment to doing everything in her power to prevent something like that from happening in Chester County.
Meanwhile, County Sheriff Fredda Maddox recounted her own experiences in a Facebook post, remembering all of those who have died in senseless violence recently.
West Chester Mayor Dianne Herrin and Police Chief James Morehead also called the police actions that led to Floyd’s death “unconscionable.”
Read more reactions to George Floyd’s death in the Daily Local News here.