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Flossmoor mayor: Police actions in George Floyd death ‘stained’ law enforcement

Flossmoor Mayor Paul Braun Monday condemned the actions of the Minneapolis police officers involved in the death of George Floyd.

George Floyd, an unarmed black man, died after an officer placed a knee to his neck for several minutes. The incident sparked protests and rioting nationwide, including in south suburban areas close to Flossmoor, where a number of businesses were left in ruin.

Braun denounced the officers’ conduct at the beginning of the June 1 village board meeting. He said the incident as well as other instances of police brutality against black Americans in the . . .

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