Brooklyn Park Responds to George Floyd Death
The city of Brooklyn Park released a statement on Saturday, offering condolences on the death of George Floyd, an African-American who died in the custody of a white Minneapolis Police officer.
Here is the statement in its entirety:
To our Brooklyn Park Community,
We greatly appreciate the continued support of our community and region during these difficult times. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the family of George Floyd and all the communities impacted by the tragic events that have transpired over the last several days.
As you are aware, there was significant criminal activity again in Minneapolis last evening. Your police and fire departments continue to provide coverage throughout our city to protect our residents and businesses. Friday evening’s curfew allowed our public safety officials to work quickly to identify suspicious activity while ensuring the safety and protection of our community. There was minimal criminal activity last night in Brooklyn Park, with the most noteworthy event being an attempted break-in at cell phone store. Those suspects were taken into custody.
Another curfew will go in effect tonight Saturday, May 30 at 8 p.m. ending tomorrow Sunday, May 31 at 6 a.m. Read more about the temporary curfew: https://tinyurl.com/ybbd5wxo
We will again prepare our public safety teams for any safety-related issues that may arise over the next several days. Our police and fire will have increased staff and continue to coordinate with other public safety resources. The health and safety of our community is the top priority.
Mayor Jeffrey Lunde
Council member Lisa Jacobson
Council member Mark Mata
Council member Terry Parks
Council member Susan Pha
Council member Wynfred Russell
Council member Tonja West-Hafner
City Manager Jay Stroebel
Police Chief Craig Enevoldsen
Fire Chief T. John Cunningham