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City leaders condemn "inexcusable police violence" in George Floyd death

The city of Hendersonville issued a statement on Wednesday afternoon "condeming the inexcusable police violence exhibited in the tragic death of George Floyd" and expressing support for a "push for accountability."


"As a nation, we must make every effort to fight systemic racism and condemn the actions that unfolded," the statement said. "These types of incidents have widespread repercussions that not only take lives but bring harm to innocent people. Examples of improper uses of force by police from across the country diminish the trust we place in law enforcement, despite the selfless actions being displayed by so many officers and other public servants.

"Our thoughts collectively go out to the family and friends of Mr. Floyd, and all who have been touched by this tragedy. We support Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey’s push for accountability and desire that justice will be served for those involved. We, as a City, also support the rights of the public to peaceably assemble to honor the memory of George Floyd and others who have been victims of racism and violence," the statement continued. "Our hope is our community and nation will continue to work together to peacefully bring about change and strike up productive dialogue to create compassionate and equitable cities across the country."