Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said the actions of law enforcement officers in the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN, were “utterly inexcusable.”

According to Sheriff Lott: “It is sad beyond all measure to see law enforcement officers act as the four officers did in Minnesota. There is absolutely no place for that kind of behavior by or from any law enforcement officer. It is utterly inexcusable. Only by working together can we prevent this from ever happening again.”

Sheriff Lott leads the Richland County Sheriff’s Dept., one of the largest law-enforcement agencies in South Carolina.

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