CONNECTICUT POLICE CHIEFS ASSOCIATION
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Statement of the Connecticut Police
Chiefs Association on the Death of Tyre Nichols
The brutality suffered
by Tyre Nichols at the hands of Memphis police officers is incomprehensible. We
share the outrage of Mr. Nichols’ family, the Memphis community, and the
country. The actions of the officers, and equally as disturbing, the inaction
of others, is inexcusable and an insult to the work of hundreds of thousands of
police officers who do their jobs to the best of their abilities in service to
their communities each and every day. Professional police officers know that
treating every person with dignity, respect, and compassion regardless of their
creed, color, gender, ethnicity, or any of the countless ways that people
self-identify is fundamental to our role in society. Our thoughts go out to Mr.
Nichols’ family, his friends, and the greater Memphis community.
The Connecticut Police Chiefs
Association is committed to providing the highest level of professional police
service to Connecticut’s many stakeholders. We are proud of the men and women
that we lead and believe wholeheartedly that they share our vision of public
safety and the preservation of life. We pledge that we will remain committed to
working with our communities to build organizations that provide safe,
equitable, and respectful police services to everyone.