DRACUT — Chief Peter Bartlett and the men and women of the Dracut Police Department condemn the actions of the Minneapolis Police officers which resulted in the death of George Floyd last week.
“The images that came out of Minneapolis last week are disturbing and saddening,” Chief Bartlett said. “We as police officers take an oath to serve and protect all citizens and treat every member of the community with equal levels of dignity and respect. The actions of the Minneapolis Police officers in no way reflect the values of the Dracut Police Department.”
The Dracut Police Department believes in treating all citizens, including those accused of committing a crime, fairly and with dignity. Officers are trained only to use the amount of force necessary to ensure safety for the suspect, the officers, and civilians in the area.
“The mission statement of the Dracut Police Department clearly states that all of our officers will serve every member of the community to which we are sworn to protect, and that we will do so in a manner that demonstrates respect and dignity for our entire citizenry,” Chief Bartlett said. “We stand with all officers around the world who choose to uphold these principles and who condemn any police act that violates this sacred oath.”