Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky: Strong words about Floyd's death

Published: Jun. 9, 2020 at 7:35 PM EDT
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Republican Sen. Rand Paul has referred to George Floyd's death as murder in a conversation with Kentucky-based activists about police abuse.

Paul spoke Tuesday with the activists, who are seeking answers in the recent shooting death of a black woman by Louisville, Kentucky, police.

During the nearly hour-long discussion, Paul lamented that police officers sometimes follow bad policies.

And in cases of police abuse, he says the bar for firing offending officers should be low.

The libertarian-leaning Kentucky lawmaker has worked in recent years with Democrats in pressing for criminal justice reform.

A former Minneapolis police officer is charged with second-degree murder in Floyd’s death.