Centre County District Attorney Bernie Cantorna, the Centre County sheriff, and police chiefs from State College and Bellefonte, Spring, Patton, and Ferguson Townships and Penn State released statements Thursday on racial inequities in the United States and a police officer’s oath to protect and serve.
D.A. Cantorna called George Floyd’s death “criminal and inhumane.”
Ferguson Township’s Chief of Police, Chris Albright, said police are upset about Floyd’s death too.
“I don’t know a single police officer that wasn’t disgusted and appalled by the actions and inactions of the officers that resulted in the death of Mr. Floyd,” Albright said.
The Spring Township police chief pointed to the department’s implementation of body cameras to be more transparent with the community. With Bellefonte’s adoption of body cameras in March, all of the municipalities in Centre County now have them.
Here are the press releases: