Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson’s Statement on the Death of George Floyd
Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson (D-Carson) released the following statement on the recent murder of George Floyd:
“As a Black man who watched the George Floyd take his last breath while the 200 lb.
George repeatedly pleaded that he could not breathe as two other officers held him down in that fatal position.
People are not in the streets because they are criminals; people are in the streets because criminals who were sworn to protect the public, executed a man in broad daylight with no real consequence.
“My family and I will continue to pray for the Floyd family and all of the other families who have lost loved ones to criminal police actions.
Born and raised in Watts, Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson served as councilmember for the City of Carson for nearly a decade before transitioning to the California State Assembly.