CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) — Some police departments in South Jersey being applauded for the tone they have set in the midst of the unrest. On Saturday, Camden County police tweeted out a photo of Chief Joseph Wysocki marching alongside residents.
“Chief Wysocki on the march today, standing together with the residents we serve to remember and honor George Floyd. #StrongerTogether #CamdenStrong,” the tweet said.
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— Camden County Police (@CamdenCountyPD) May 31, 2020
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy recognized the police department’s actions on social media.READ MORE: 11 Separate Shootings In Philadelphia Leave 2 Dead, 10 Others Injured: Police
“Yesterday in New Jersey, protestors marched side by side with law enforcement, in peaceful demonstration against systemic racism and police violence. We can – we MUST – march toward justice together,” Murphy said on Twitter.
Yesterday in New Jersey, protestors marched side by side with law enforcement, in peaceful demonstration against systemic racism and police violence.
We can – we MUST – march toward justice together. https://t.co/u09HrQvt03
— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) May 31, 2020
Saturday’s protests stem from the death of George Floyd, the man who died while police arrested him in Minneapolis last week.MORE NEWS: Brandywine Valley SPCA, Other Shelters Holding Mega Adoption Event This Weekend
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