'This is not who we are': 14 Minneapolis police officers 'wholeheartedly condemn' former officer Chauvin
More than a dozen Minneapolis Police officers penned a letter Thursday to Minneapolis residents "to express what the vast majority of Minneapolis Police officers feel at this moment."
In the letter, the 14 officers said they "wholeheartedly condemn Derek Chauvin," the former officer charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in connection to George Floyd's death.
"We Are With You in the denouncement of Derek Chauvin's actions on Memorial Day, 2020," the letter continues. "Like us, Derek Chauvin took an oath to hold the sanctity of life most precious. Derek Chauvin failed as a human and stripped George Floyd of his dignity and life. This is not who we are."
The officers said they want their voices to be heard so people know that they're "not the union or the administration." They added that they "stand ready to listen and embrace the calls for change, reform and rebuilding."
You can see the full letter here.