For Immediate Release
Contact: Natalia Pérez Santos

Saunders Condemns George Floyd Killing

AFSCME President Lee Saunders released the following statement on the death of George Floyd:

“The killing of George Floyd was a shocking and heinous act of violence that demands accountability. There can be no public safety unless African Americans feel safe walking the streets in their communities.

“As both a union that represents several thousand law enforcement officers and a union that has long been in the vanguard of the struggle for civil rights, AFSCME believes we cannot be forced to choose between racial justice or effective policing. A free, healthy society can and must have both.”