Community leaders kneel with NYPD officers in Brooklyn

Community leaders and clergy members stood and kneeled side by side with the NYPD in a show of unity Monday.

News 12 Staff

Jun 2, 2020, 2:16 AM

Updated 1,449 days ago

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Community leaders and clergy members stood and kneeled side by side with the NYPD in a show of unity Monday.
They stood outside the NYPD's 88th Precinct in Brooklyn, praying together.
This is the second time in a matter of days that Assistant Chief Jeffrey Maddrey took a knee.
"I want people to know that I did it for peace did it for unity and I did it for healing and that's what we need in our community right now," said Maddrey.
He and others say they want justice for George Floyd.
Days ago the scene was different. Several police vehicles were lit on fire and others were vandalized.
Among those in the crowd was 11-year-old Mason, who recently had a negative police encounter and has been traumatized ever since. Chief Maddrey took Mason's phone and typed in his cellphone number, promising to mentor him.
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