related George Floyd: Miami Dade Police officers kneel in solidarity with protesters (PHOTOS)

George Floyd: Miami Dade Police officers kneel in solidarity with protesters (PHOTOS)

In the midst of the civil unrest which has spread to cities throughout the United States, an emotional moment was witnessed in Miami on Saturday.

Images from the scene of protests and violence have been flooding the internet since Tuesday following the killing of George Floyd, an African America man by a white policeman in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


However, not all protests have ended in violence and riots as ‪Miami Dade Police officers showed their support for angry demonstrations in a solemn moment of peace.




As protesters gathered outside of the Coral Gables station house in Miami-Dade County on Saturday, instead of escalating the situation, police and protesters came together, taking a knee to join in a moment of peace and prayer.
Pictures showed demonstrators and chiefs of police from Miami-Dade County kneel and pray as the crowd begun to cry and joined them as the prayer of forgiveness melted their hearts.

“As leaders of this profession, we (Chiefs and Community) must all do better at improving on our training and protocols so that our efforts towards building and maintaining community trust are not lost or overshadowed,” said Miami-Dade Corrections spokesman Juan Diasgranados in a statement.
The scene of peace was a contrast to the pictures in other cities of burning cars, looting and confrontations with police.

“Transparency during this time is key to demonstrating Law Enforcement’s commitment to serving and protecting our residents with dignity, humanity, and respect," said Diasgranados.
Also, the New Haven Police Department in the state of Connecticut on Saturday took a stand against police brutality.

 "We can’t stay silent. Injustice even at the hands of police is still injustice. We got to speak out, and that’s the message we’re delivering today," New Haven Police Chief Otoniel Reyes said a video.

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