Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-Middlesex) issued the following statement on the death of George Floyd:
“Americans and fellow New Jerseyans are right to be angry. Our state and nation grieve for George Floyd, his family and friends. His tragic and senseless death offends our cherished commitment as a state and nation to equal justice and equal rights. When that commitment is breached we all suffer. Let us not tolerate that suffering.
“We entrust law enforcement officers to keep us safe. That is a trust that should never be broken, and we must acknowledge that the overwhelming majority of New Jersey’s police officers conduct themselves honorably and professionally.
“So today let us rededicate to ourselves, together, to stand strongly in favor of justice, and in that way we honor Mr. Floyd.”