LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Sheriff Joe Lombardo and Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford released a statement Thursday following the death of an unarmed black man who was killed in a police encounter in Minnesota.
In a statement released via Twitter, the Sheriff said the officers' actions and "inaction" were inconsistent with the training and protocols of law enforcement.
Lombardo called the death of Floyd "deeply disturbing" and added that the LVMPD will strive each day to build trust.
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Immediately following the statement, Attorney General Aaron Ford said:
It's important that law enforcement condemn atrocities like what happened in Minneapolis, and I am grateful for your leadership.
Ford explained the importance of why its important to "create, restore and augment" trust between law enforcement and communities.
Four Minneapolis police officers have been charged after bystander video showed the man pleading that he could not breath while an officer knelt on his neck.