LACDP Chair's Statement on the Murder of Tyre Nichols in Memphis
LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA –-
Los Angeles County Democratic Party (LACDP) Chair, Mark Gonzalez, released the following statement on the murder of Tyre Nichols in Memphis, Tennessee:
"The Los Angeles County Democratic Party (LACDP) denounces the senseless murder of Tyre Nichols at the hands of Memphis police. This is yet another tragic reminder that there is still much work to be done in implicit bias training and in the ongoing discussions of public safety, community reinvestments, and the criminal justice system. We support the steps taken by Memphis police leadership by firing all of the police officers that were involved in Tyre’s death. However, we must do more including passing the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act as well as advocating for stronger accountability and reform on the state and local levels.
Our hearts go out in love and strength to the Nichols family. We stand in solidarity and are committed to ensuring that the American promise and the Democratic Party’s platform of equity and justice for all is carried out here in Los Angeles County and throughout the rest of the entire country."