The florida sheriff denounces the hanging of mannequins in police uniform

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TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA. —
Motorists have seen a surprising scene on Saturday morning they drove along the Florida interstate: a mannequin dressed in a police uniform hanging on a rope to an overpass. Emergency crews in Jacksonville, Florida, have been sent shortly after 6: 20 a.m. to investigate a possible suicide.

But when they arrived, they found a dummy hanging from an overpass of Interstate 95, wearing a pig mask and dressed in what appeared to be a New York City police uniform.

In a statement on Twitter, the Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams called the incident ” extremely disturbing. ”

He called it an attempt to stoke anti-police, and the feeling of driving a divide in our community. ”

The mannequin has been removed, and authorities launched an investigation.

“This type of act will not be tolerated by our agency or within our community, and we’ll work together to bring those responsible to account,” Williams said.

The death of George Floyd, in Minnesota, has given rise to demonstrations across the country and put the emphasis on the brutality of the police against Black people.

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