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Statement from Sen. Munoz on George Floyd Murder

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1 month 1 week ago #1 by Justin Kerr
Illinois 1st District State Senator Antonio Munoz released the following statement regarding the murder of Minneapolis resident George Floyd:

Munoz: George Floyd’s murder is not what I stood for as an officer

CHICAGO – As thousands protest for justice in the murder of George Floyd, Chicago has seen destruction and violence that is causing division in many communities. Assistant Majority Leader Tony Munoz released the following statement in response to days of unrest:

“I became a police officer in response to the violence I saw in our neighborhoods when I was growing up. Policing is supposed to be about protecting people and creating a better future for our young people. That’s not what I saw in the images of George Floyd’s murder, and that’s not what I stand for.

“There are people in the neighborhoods I represent who are afraid that they will be attacked or their business will be destroyed by people who are hijacking this moment for personal gain. I won’t stand for that either.

“This is a time to unite and start to heal from decades of mistreatment and neglect. I am committed to working with my colleagues to bring about the changes those fighting for our communities want to see.”

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