Police and justice committee adds voice to George Floyd protests

UNISON group says the killing in the US – and its aftermath – shows that the fight against racism must be redoubled

UNISON’s police and justice executive committee has today joined those condemning the killing by police of George Floyd in the US.

In a statement, the committee said: “We call for those responsible to be brought to justice and express our profound sympathy to the family and friends of George Floyd.

“We stand with those peacefully campaigning to end all forms of racism in law enforcement, in the administration of justice and in wider society.

“We join with those demanding – yet again – that the faith of Black communities in the police, courts, prison or probation must be built on foundations of anti-racism, fairness and decency. We all have a part to play in achieving this.

“The death of George Floyd, and the anger that has followed, tells us that the fight against racism in the US, in the UK and globally must be redoubled.

“UNISON’s police and justice service group executive recommits to fight against racism in all its forms.”