PRESS RELEASE – RE: George Floyd’s Death

The Town of Bennington Select Board and Management team find the conduct of the Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd’s death reprehensible and extremely disturbing. Our hearts go out to his family and his community. We stand together with those who condemn this action.

While we have complete confidence in our local police, we recognize that systemic problems exist in policing throughout America. We are not an exception.  As such, we commit to striving for constant improvement in our police department, our local government, and ourselves. Together we all have to do better.

Select Board Chair Donald Campbell
Select Board Vice Chair Jeannie Jenkins
Town Manager Stuart A. Hurd
Assistant Town Manager Daniel W. Monks