People For the American Way

PFAW Calls for Arrests of Remaining Officers in George Floyd Killing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 1, 2020

Contact: Kawana Lloyd atPeople For the American Way

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 240.472.2860

Washington, D.C. — Following the arrest of former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin, who now faces murder charges in the killing of George Floyd, PFAW President Michael Keegan released the following statement:

“The arrest and charging of Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd is entirely appropriate, but it is not nearly enough. Three other police officers stood by and failed to intervene, and as the Minneapolis police chief himself has said, that makes them complicit in George Floyd’s murder. These individuals have been fired but they should also be arrested and charged. This and other actions are crucial to serve the interests of justice in this horrific case.”

 About People For the American Way

People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and build a democratic society that implements the ideals of freedom, equality, opportunity and justice for all. We encourage civic participation, defend fundamental rights, and fight to dismantle systemic barriers to equitable opportunity. Learn more: https://www.pfaw.org