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P.O. BOX 6015 COLUMBIA, MO 65205
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 28, 2020
CONTACT: Jeff Pitts/Brittany Hilderbrand
Community Relations Specialist/Public Information Officer
Columbia Police Department
City of Columbia
Public Safety Information Specialist
University of Missouri
Sgt. Brian Leer
Public Information Officer
Boone County Sheriff's Department
Joint Statement from Columbia Police, University of Missouri Police and Boone County Sheriff's Department on Minneapolis, May 28
(COLUMBIA, MO) - Leaders of the Columbia Police Department (CPD), Boone County Sheriff’s Department (BCSD) and the University of Missouri Police Department (MUPD) are aware of the tragic death of George Floyd that took place in Minneapolis earlier this week. We offer condolences to the victim’s family, friends and his home community.
In our own community, all law enforcement officers are held to the highest standards. We will treat everyone fairly and with respect. As trained professionals, we’re committed to serving with honor and compassion.
This commitment is embedded in our policing practice, in our professional training and in our community relationships. Behavior that, in any way, diminishes citizens or law enforcement is not tolerated.
All of us representing law enforcement agencies in Columbia and Boone County are citizens, like everyone else. We are subject to the law. We are accountable for our behavior. We value our communities and our neighbors and will continue to work together to maintain safety and security.