Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp says he does not see the need for now to call up more National Guard troops or deploy additional law enforcement officers to prevent protests over the death of George Floyd in Minnesota from turning violent.
"I want the public to know that the men and women of the Albany police department sworn and unsworn are guardians of the city so anyone who wants to become apart of a force that is going to guard the city and protect it then yes come aboard,” said Chief Persley.
For months, the coronavirus pandemic forced hospitals, like Tift Regional, to delay elective surgeries as doctors turned their attention to treating COVID-19 patients. But now elective procedures are now reopened at the Tifton hospital system.
“First thing, we do is call in the contact investigation so we will have a nurse or a epidemiologist staff member to call that infected individual to find out all we can about their case to advise the on isolation and so forth,” said Director of Public Services Charles Ruise.
Following the arrest of a CNN crew on live television by police on Friday, an apologetic Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz promised that journalists would not be interfered with in reporting on violent protests following the death of George Floyd.
The death of George Floyd, while in police custody in Minneapolis, sparked days of protests and violence. Friday, The Thomasville Police Department wants the community to know their officers work on developing public trust.
The protests that began late Wednesday and stretched into Thursday morning were the most destructive yet since the death of George Floyd, who was seen on video gasping for breath during an arrest in which an officer kneeled on his neck for almost eight minutes.