A corrections officer who participated in a counterprotest to your Black Lives Matter demonstration in New Jersey by which people reenacted the death of George Floyd was suspended once the video was widely shared on social media.
Within the video, protesters march along a street Monday in Franklin Township, Gloucester County, chanting “George Floyd! ” and “Black Lives Matter! ” The video shows they are being escorted by local police.
They pass an exclusive property filled up with firewood available for purchase.
Video filmed by someone marching shows a male kneeling in the neck of some other man shouting unintelligibly back at protesters. Protesters shout back.
Two more males are standing nearby and one of them is filming with a cellphone.
The audience is standing on the roadside before a pickup truck outfitted by having an American flag along with a Trump banner. Several others are nearby. An “All Lives Matter” sign is also hanging.
Another truck shows the “thin blue line” flag, intended to show support for police force workers.
The recording has garnered thousands of shares and views on social websites.
Floyd, a black man, was pinned for the pavement May 25 by way of a white Minneapolis police office who put his knee on Floyd’s neck for a lot of minutes, even after Floyd stopped responding.
Protests are already locked in cities and towns all over the world calling for the end to police brutality and systemic racism.
The Brand New Jersey Department of Corrections put out a statement Tuesday afternoon nevertheless these were made aware certainly one of its officers participated in the filming of any “hateful and disappointing video that mocked the killing of George Floyd.”
“The individual has been suspended from the post and banned from NJDOC facilities pending a thorough and expedited investigation,” the statement said.
It’s unknown which of people in the video works well with the Department. Another person in the video is a FedEx employee, that has since been fired, an organization spokesman told The Courier Post.
An announcement from Police Chief Brian Zimmer and Mayor John Bruno said these folks were “appalled and saddened through the revolting actions of certain individuals.”
Has not received a response, even though nBC10 reported they called multiple phone numbers listed for the property where the counterprotesters were.