CONWAY, SC (WBTW) – The South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers’ Association issued a statement Thursday condemning the actions of the officers that participated in the arrest that led to George Floyd’s death.
“When something is right, defend it with all you have,” the statement said. “When something is wrong, condemn it equally. Cases like George Floyd must not only be condemned by the community but also by law enforcement leadership. While a full investigation will occur, there is no law enforcement training that teaches officers to kneel on a controlled suspects neck for minutes on end.”
The statement continued by saying officers should be held to the highest standard.
“Law enforcement is a noble profession tarnished by a small percentage of officers who are not dedicated to upholding the oath they took to serve and protect their communities,” the statement said. “We are better when police and the community they serve work together.”
Following the statement’s release, Conway Police Chief Dale Long released his own statement where he addressed the community about the efforts his department is making to better train and educate officers.
Watch Chief Long’s full statement below.
Georgetown County Sheriff Carter Weaver released the following statement:
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