As human beings we are heartbroken as once again a life has been taken at the hands of police officers. The killing of George Floyd is the latest example of law enforcement failing to follow through on their oath to protect and serve, and we stand with our community to voice our outrage.
No one should feel that their race or any aspect of their identity makes them a target. This kind of violence is unacceptable and must be denounced by the entire community. We will not tolerate anything but a safe and inclusive campus for people of all backgrounds.
We extend our deepest sympathy to Mr. Floyd’s family, friends, and the Minneapolis community as they suffer through this tragic time.
Montse Fuentes, executive vice president and provost
Sarah Hansen, vice president for student life