Camden residents, elected officials march against police brutality
May 30, 2020
CAMDEN – Police officers who patrol this city followed a different path Saturday, joining residents in a march against racism.
Elected officials and religious leaders also took part in the peaceful demonstration, which began as a grass-roots protest to the police-involved death of a Minneapolis man on Memorial Day.
Meanwhile, more South Jersey law enforcement agencies released statements critical of the Minneapolis police action, which has sparked sometimes violent protests across the country.
Residents who gathered outside the downtown Police Administration Building said they wanted to show support for Minneapolis residents and others outraged by the death of George Floyd.
A video showed Floyd died when a Minneapolis police officer kept a knee on his neck for several minutes during an arrest. Three other officers at the scene failed to come to the dying man’s aid.