Congressman Eliot Engel has issued the following statement on police violence in Brooklyn:
New Yorkers have the right to have their voices heard. They have the right to peacefully protest. And in the case of the murder of George Floyd, so many in our communities feel that they have a duty to do so. Their message is vital. And we in government must listen.
What happened last night in Brooklyn on the part of the police was wrong. I agree with Governor Cuomo: the public deserves answers and they deserve accountability. I support his call for Attorney General James to investigate the actions of the police last night, and to seek justice in cases of police violence.