“On May 31st at 4pm in the Belfast Post Office parking area, a protest was held concerning racism in our country. The protest began very peaceably and was compliant, by and large, with the social distancing/mask recommendations currently in place. Overall, the protesters were respectful while exercising their 1st amendment rights. There were only a few individuals present who behaved in a disrespectful manner.
The Belfast Police Department has no place for racism in its ranks, will not tolerate it in any form, and firmly believes all people deserve to be treated equally. The tragic events in Minneapolis cause us all to reflect upon our own procedures and training to be sure when action is taken, it is done properly, justly, and equitably in all situations.
My door is always open to anyone wanting to express concerns about their police department. We live and work in a great community and your police are here to help in any way we can.”
Chief of Police Gerald Lincoln
Belfast Police Department