A corrections officer who took part in a counterprotest to a Black Lives Matter demonstration in New Jersey through which people reenacted the death of George Floyd was suspended once the video was widely shared on social networking.
Within the video, protesters march along a street Monday in Franklin Township, Gloucester County, chanting “George Floyd! “Black and ” Lives Matter! ” The recording shows they can be being escorted by local police.
They pass a non-public property filled up with firewood available for purchase.
Video filmed by someone marching shows a male kneeling on the neck of some other man shouting unintelligibly back at protesters. Protesters shout back.
Two more men are standing nearby and one of these is filming over a cellphone.
The audience is sitting on the roadside in front of a pickup truck outfitted by having an American flag along with a Trump banner. Several others are nearby. An “All Lives Matter” sign is likewise hanging.
Another truck shows the “thin blue line” flag, meant to show support for law enforcement workers.
The video has garnered hundreds and hundreds of views and shares on social media.
Floyd, a black man, was pinned on the pavement May 25 with a white Minneapolis police office who put his knee on Floyd’s neck for a number of minutes, even after Floyd stopped responding.
Protests are already held in cities and towns around the globe calling for an end to police brutality and systemic racism.
The Brand New Jersey Department of Corrections put out an announcement Tuesday afternoon in spite of this they were made aware among its officers participated in the filming of any “hateful and disappointing video that mocked the killing of George Floyd.”
“The individual has been suspended off their post and banned from NJDOC facilities pending a thorough and expedited investigation,” the statement said.
It’s unknown which of people in the video works best for the Department. Another person from the video is actually a FedEx employee, who may have since been fired, a firm spokesman told The Courier Post.
A statement from Police Chief Brian Zimmer and Mayor John Bruno said these were “appalled and saddened by the revolting actions of certain individuals.”
Has not received a response, even though nBC10 reported they called multiple phone numbers listed for the property where the counterprotesters were.