NJ Corrections Officer Mocked George Floyd's Death As BLM Protesters Passed


A group of white men in southern New Jersey who mocked George Floyd's death as a group of Black Lives Matter protesters passed them included a state corrections officer.

The man, whose identity has not been verified, works at Bayside State Prison, according to the NJ Department of Corrections.

He was photographed and caught on video kneeling over another man's neck along Delsea Drive in Franklin Township on Monday, evoking the position Floyd was in when he died in police custody on May 25.

"We have been made aware that one of our officers from Bayside State Prison participated in the filming of a hateful and disappointing video that mocked the killing of George Floyd," a statement from the NJ Department of Corrections said.

The employee has been suspended while the agency investigates, NBC News reports.

Another man seen in the video was identified on social media as a FedEx employee. He was later fired.

FedEx told NBC "we do not tolerate the kind of appalling and offensive behavior depicted in this video."

Protesters taking part in the Franklin Township march notified local law enforcement of their planned route. As such, the demonstrators were flanked by police SUVs when they passed the scene.

Video shows the group of white men re-enacting Floyd's alleged murder in front of Trump 2020 banners and an 'all lives matter' sign. The man identified as the corrections officer can be seen shouting and pointing at protesters.

Franklin Township Mayor John Bruno and Police Chief Brian Zimmer released a joint statement saying they were "appalled and saddened by the revolting actions" of the men in the video.

"Without and understanding and mutual respect for all individuals, we can never aspire to create a united community based upon the idea of human respect and dignity for all," the statement read.

NJ Governor Phil Murphy also condemned the display as "repugnant."

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