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File #: R-32-20    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 6/1/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/8/2020 Final action: 6/8/2020
Title: George Floyd - For the purpose of memorializing this tragedy as a point in time when the City Council urges the citizens of Annapolis to join hands with their City officials and civic leaders in committing to each other that violent and disrespectful treatment that degrades dignity or disregards human life will not be tolerated.
Sponsors: Elly Tierney, Dajuan K. Gay, Gavin Buckley, Rhonda Pindell Charles, Rob Savidge, Sheila Finlayson, Ross Arnett, Fred Paone
Attachments: 1. R-32-20 George Floyd First Reader.pdf, 2. R-32-20 SIGNED.pdf
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George Floyd - For the purpose of memorializing this tragedy as a point in time when the City Council urges the citizens of Annapolis to join hands with their City officials and civic leaders in committing to each other that violent and disrespectful treatment that degrades dignity or disregards human life will not be tolerated.
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CITY COUNCIL OF THE
City of Annapolis

Resolution 32-20

Introduced by: Alderwoman Tierney
Co-sponsored by: Alderman Gay, Mayor Buckley,
Alderwoman Pindell Charles, Alderman Savidge, Alderwoman Finlayson,
Alderman Arnett, and Alderman Paone

A RESOLUTION concerning

George Floyd

FOR the purpose of memorializing this tragedy as a point in time when the City Council urges the citizens of Annapolis to join hands with their City officials and civic leaders in committing to each other that violent and disrespectful treatment that degrades dignity or disregards human life will not be tolerated.

WHEREAS, on June 18, 2018, the City Council unanimously adopted Resolution R-28-18 to express its support for the Equal Justice Initiative, to move toward a more complete history of race relations and to affirm the City's commitment to truth, freedom and equity.

WHEREAS, on May 25, 2020, George Floyd, an African American man died at the hands of four Minneapolis, Minnesota, police officers; and

WHEREAS, according to reports, one of these officers held his knee on Mr. Floyd's neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds; 2 minutes and 53 seconds of which occurred after Mr. Floyd became unresponsive, and according to the criminal complaint filed against the officer, Mr. Floyd was handcuffed and lying prone on the road throughout that time. Three other officers participated in this death, with one holding Mr. Floyd's back, one holding his legs, and the fourth looking on as he stood nearby. According to the Minneapolis Fire Department, paramedics moved Mr. Floyd from the location and were doing chest compressions and other lifesaving measures on an...

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