02 June 2020

"Walk With Us": Michigan Sheriff Chris Swanson ~ CBS News ~ 1 June 2020

This is just....beautiful 💚

Source: CBS News (with video)

Michigan sheriff takes off helmet and joins protesters marching for George Floyd

By Caitlin O'Kane

June 1, 2020 / 12:03 PM / CBS News

Police officers and the National Guard clashed with protesters in several U.S. cities this weekend, as demonstrations over the death of George Floyd escalated. But in Michigan, law enforcement officers actually joined a peaceful protest in a show of solidarity. Video showing Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson taking off his helmet and joining a group of protesters in a march has gone viral.

"The only reason we're here is to make sure you got a voice, that's it," Swanson tells a crowd in Flint, Michigan, receiving cheers in return. "Don't think for a second that he represents cops from all over the county and around this nation," the sheriff continues, apparently referring to former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who has been charged with third-degree murder in Floyd's death.

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