Police departments protect cities in the wake of widespread civil unrest


On Sunday afternoon, Pasadena Police Chief John Perez and Vice Mayor Tyron Hampton addressed the community on the death of George Floyd while in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department. Their message was simple and echoed by police departments across the nation: We are here for you in solidarity. In the last week, mass protests have erupted as community members across the nation seek justice for Floyd. His death, recorded and shared on social media, has upended the last few days of sheltering-in-place as the country continues to deal with COVID-19. Since Friday, police departments have had to increase…

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