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Posted on: June 16, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Statement from Legislator Abrahams Regarding Recent Video Footage from Protest in East Meadow

“We have been advised that the Nassau County Police Department’s Office of Internal Affairs is investigating the events captured on video in East Meadow on Saturday, June 13. In addition, we are aware that New York Attorney General Letitia James is making this incident a priority, and we welcome her office’s involvement.

Following the killing of George Floyd, tens of thousands of people have participated in dozens of protests across Nassau County, and we are grateful that they have been almost entirely peaceful. Unlike other parts of the country, demonstrations in Nassau County have resulted in minimal arrests, few reports of injuries, and no reports of intentional property damage.

Moving forward, de-escalation is a powerful message of this moment. Through that, meaningful progress can be achieved.”

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