Town Manager Stephen Crane and Police Chief Joseph O’Connor jointly make the following statement:
As we noted in our statements shortly after George Floyd’s murder, the Town of Concord and Police Department condemned the actions by the officers involved and today’s verdict is an affirmation that our system of justice deserves our faith. In condemning the actions that resulted in Mr. Floyd’s death, we also highlight the professionalism of our Police Department who embrace best practices and have long-practiced de-escalation techniques and disavowed unnecessary force. The Police Department is committed to treating all people with dignity and respect at all times. We will continue to work to increase trust and transparency so that all who live, attend school, work or visit our town have confidence in our Police Department.
Previous statement from the Chief of Police from May 30th, 2020
Previous statement from the Chief of Police from June 19th, 2020
Previous statement from the Town Manager from June 2nd, 2020