Police Brutality

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It’s been a month since a White Minneapolis police officer killed George Floyd.

In the weeks since, there have been nationwide protests against police brutality and systemic injustice. Calls for change are widely varied - from increasing implicit bias training, to fully defunding and dissolving police forces in favor of expanded social services.

Protest leader Paul Birdsong talks with Lansing Mayor Andy Schor on the steps of the state capitol Sunday night. Now Birdsong's calls for change have turned to calls for  Schor's resignation.
Abigail Censky, WKAR

Lansing Mayor Andy Schor has announced further steps to reform the city’s police force and address diversity after weeks of small, nightly protests called for his resignation.

Hundreds of protesters marched at the capitol and around Lansing throughout the day Sunday protesting the police killing of George Floyd and police brutality.
Abigail Censky, WKAR

 This post was last updated Sunday, May 31st at 11:30 p.m.

Hundreds gathered at the Michigan State Capitol Sunday to protest the police killing of George Floyd, a Black man in Minneapolis who was killed after White Police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for  minutes.

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Bishop Earl Boyea stands with the members of the task force.
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UPDATED at 12:00 p.m.: The director of the Michigan State Police has apologized for sharing a post on her Facebook page that called NFL players protesting during the national anthem "degenerates." 

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