Cook County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff reflects on changes in law enforcement on anniversary of George Floyd’s murder

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd by then-police officer Derek Chauvin. Floyd’s death became a catalyst for activism and an examination of policing in America.

Arrowhead Indivisible is hosting a George Floyd Memorial, today, May 25 at 5 p.m. in Harbor Park in Grand Marais. Attendees are invited to honor the life of George Floyd and the movement his murder inspired. The event will include 9 minutes and 29 seconds of silence.

WTIP’s Rhonda Silence spoke with Cook County Sheriff Pat Eliasen to hear his thoughts on calls for police reform and about the local George Floyd Memorial gathering.

Here’s their conversation