Orlando Vigil to Call for National, Local Law Enforcement Reforms – WFTV


ORLANDO, Florida – Dozens of people gathered in downtown Orlando on Saturday to call for law enforcement reforms in central Florida and across the country.

It was the first public demonstration since the new Florida protest law came into effect.

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The event was planned before a former Minneapolis police officer was convicted of the murder of George Floyd.

The organizers shared the names and faces of other people who died after interactions with law enforcement agencies.

The main focus of Saturday’s event was on the families of people killed by law enforcement agencies or who died in police custody.

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The families who spoke were all from the central part of the state.

They shared their injuries and pain and also their frustrations with what many say is a lack of transparency in the cases of their loved ones.

Most who spoke said there is still a lot of work to be done on police reform.

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They fear people have lost steam in the past year, especially after former officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced.

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Janet Smith