FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. supports the men and women of law enforcement when they serve and protect our communities. When heart-breaking incidents occur during the course of service that result in the loss of life, we expect a thorough and complete investigation that results in actions appropriate to the circumstances and in full exercise of the law. We are encouraged by the commitment of the New York City Police Department to conduct a fair investigation of the tragic death of Mr. Eric Garner. We are also encouraged by the statement of Attorney General Eric Holder that the New York City Police Department will conduct this investigation under the watchful eye of the United States Department of Justice.
On behalf of my Fraternity, I extend our prayers to the family of the deceased and all involved, and trust that someway, somehow, and at some point in time, soon, everyone in our society will embrace the full weight of America’s promise as a land of equal justice and righteous compassion for all.
Leonard O. Lockhart
Eastern Regional Director
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.