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Statement from the Marin County Chief's Association

STATEMENT FROM THE MARIN COUNTY CHIEF’S ASSOCIATION

Marin County Residents, 
 
On behalf of all the leaders of law enforcement in the County of Marin, we want to express our sadness and utter dismay concerning the actions that took the life of George Floyd.  Much of the career of a law enforcement officer is dedicated to training and what we witnessed was the opposite of what we’re taught.  There is, based on the video, no reasonable explanation. 
 
The expressions of grief have spread far beyond Minneapolis and we share in those feelings.  People are rightly justified in their desire to protest and express their worries, fears, and anger.  But, we have also seen opportunists looking to turn meaningful free expression into an atmosphere of chaos. 
 
We must embrace those who want their voices heard.  And, we must stand against acts of violence and destruction that put innocent lives at risk.   
 
Belvedere Police Department
College of Marin Police Department
Central Marin Police Authority
Fairfax Police Department
Marin County Sheriff’s Office
Marin Municipal Water District
Mill Valley Police Department
Novato Police Department
Ross Police Department
San Rafael Police Department
Sausalito Police Department
SMART
Tiburon Police Department