West Midlands Police video regarding peaceful protests in Birmingham

ACC ‘saddened’, ‘frustrated’, ‘angry’, and ‘shocked’ at death of George Floyd



ACC Matt Ward has today (2 June) expressed the force’s outrage at the death of George Floyd in the US and our commitment to allowing peaceful protest here in the Midlands.


We understand that people feel strongly about what has happened and want their voices to be heard. 


Even though this happened in the US, it also affects how policing is seen on our streets and views on recent publicity into investigations of alleged excessive use of force by some of our officers.


We simply ask that protests are carried out peacefully and safely, with regard to social distancing at this current time, and in this way the message will be heard louder and clearer.


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