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Statement by Kyle McCarter, U.S. Ambassador to Kenya
June 2, 2020

The actions of the police officers in the killing of George Floyd were abhorrent and must result in justice and accountability for those responsible. While no action can bring George Floyd back to his family, one of the officers has been arrested, all fired, and both the Minnesota state and national judicial systems are in the midst of a full investigation. The voices of the American people, mine included, reflect their horror and anger at the repugnant acts of these officers. A strong, independent judicial system with the power to investigate and prosecute fully is the best means to ensure justice is served.

PLEASE NOTE: We have corrected the written statement to show that one officer was arrested and all fired.