Joint statement from BART PD and the Independent Police Auditor on the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis

05.29.20

Joint statement from BART PD and the Independent Police Auditor on the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis

BART Police Chief Ed Alvarez and BART Independent Police Auditor Russell Bloom have issued the following joint statement:

The BART Police Department and the Office of the Independent Police Auditor stand together in denouncing the killing of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis.  His death was tragic and should not have happened. 

We are committed and accountable to our riders and the region, and we bolster our accountability through layers of robust oversight. We are also committed to strengthening our relationship with our community, to increase trust, and to maintaining an open dialogue.

We extend our deepest condolences to the George Floyd family.