The following message was released by City of Concord Police Chief Mark Bustillos Sunday afternoon.
A message from Chief Mark Bustillos to the community:
This week we have watched the pain and outrage from communities across our country. The Minneapolis Police Department officers’ use of force that killed George Floyd has reopened wounds that can only be healed by all of us being honest and working together toward resolution. I understand how this incident can undermine the trust our communities have for law enforcement.
On behalf of the Concord Police Department, I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the Floyd family during this difficult time. The actions and inaction of the involved Minneapolis officers is inexcusable and deeply disturbing; and they are not consistent with the core values of law enforcement.
As your Chief of Police, I want to reassure you that Concord PD’s continuing mission is to provide the highest quality of public safety to all of the communities we are privileged to serve. We value all human life regardless of race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. In the days and weeks ahead of us, we will continue to work tirelessly to enhance community partnerships by strengthening trust, maintaining clear policies, ensuring consistent training, and continuing open and honest dialogue with our community.
Chief of Police