The FOP has full confidence in our criminal justice system. This incident is being investigated by multiple law enforcement agencies. The officers are reportedly cooperating with investigators and we must ensure that justice is served, whatever the consequences.
President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable discussion with law enforcement officials, Monday, June 8, 2020, at the White House in Washington. Seated with Trump are Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, left, and Pat Yoes, National President of the Fraternal Order of Police. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
I do not believe this incident should be allowed to define our profession or the Minneapolis Police Department, but there is no doubt that this incident has diminished the trust and respect our communities have for the men and women of law enforcement. We will work hard to rebuild that trust and we will continue to protect our communities.
The Fraternal Order of Police is the largest law enforcement labor organization in the United States, with more than 351,000 members.