LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Sheriff Joe Lombardo and Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford released a statement Thursday following the death of an unarmed black man who was killed in a police encounter in Minnesota.
In a statement released via Twitter, the Sheriff said the officers’ actions and “inaction” were inconsistent with the training and protocols of law enforcement.
Lombardo called the death of Floyd “deeply disturbing” and added that the LVMPD will strive each day to build trust.
The death of Mr. Floyd is deeply disturbing. The officers’ actions and inaction are inconsistent with the training and protocols of our profession and the LVMPD.
I can assure you the LVMPD will strive each day to continue to build your trust.
1:19 PM · May 28, 2020
Immediately following the statement, Attorney General Aaron Ford said: “It’s important that law enforcement condemn atrocities like what happened in Minneapolis, and I am grateful for your leadership.”
Ford explained the importance of why its important to “create, restore and augment” trust between law enforcement and communities.
Aaron D. Ford
Thanks, @Sheriff_LVMPD. It’s important that law enforcement condemn atrocities like what happened in Minneapolis, and I am grateful for your leadership. I commit to continue working with you to create, restore & augment trust between law enforcement and the communities we serve.
Four Minneapolis police officers have been charged after bystander video showed the man pleading that he could not breath while an officer knelt on his neck.