Thank you for contacting me about the killing of George Floyd in the US and ongoing protests.
I understand that the police officer involved in the incident has been charged with second-degree murder and there will be a federal review. The US system, like that in the UK, is founded on the principles that, in all cases, due process should be followed, a fair and open trial should be held and justice be done.
I am sure you will agree with me that it is welcome news that those alleged to be responsible for the cold-blooded murder of retired police officer David Dorn will also face the full rigour of the law. A number of other killings have also occurred during recent disturbances. Each one must be investigated and those responsible held to account.
Thank you again for taking the time to contact me.
Craig Whittaker MP