Norwell Police Department

Massachusetts 02061    781-659-7979

Chief Ross Statement Regarding the Death of George Floyd

On behalf of the men and woman of the Norwell Police Department I want to make it clear we condemn the actions of the Minneapolis Police Officers that resulted in the tragic death of George Floyd.

We fully support the statements made by the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association which is as follows:

                “The Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, representing Police Chiefs in all 351
                 cities and towns and most college campuses, denounces the egregious actions taken
                 by four members of the Minneapolis Police Department, whether by actions or.     
                 inaction, that resulted in the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020.  Our   
                 Massachusetts Police Officers have thoroughly embraced the six pillars of the
                 principles embodied in the final report of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century
                 Policing and remain committed to professional conduct, democratic policing and
                procedural justice for all.”

We believe in treating all citizens, including those committing a crime, fairly and with dignity.  We are committed to protect the lives of all citizens equally and without prejudice.  We are always here for you.


Ted Ross
Chief of Police
300A Washington Street
Norwell, MA 02061