Local police departments watch for signs of unrest over Minnesota man’s death

Local police departments watch for signs of unrest over Minnesota man’s death

There were no signs of unrest in LaSalle County as protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man in Minneapolis police custody, a week ago spread throughout other parts of Illinois. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Department said it was keeping watch with extra deputies on patrol and the rest ready to be called in. The Marseilles Police Department said it was monitoring the situation in Chicago and the suburbs.

A lot of police officers across the country are expressing their dismay by George Floyd’s death. The Illinois State Police made a Facebook post Friday with quotes from troopers who said they felt sickened, sad, and infuriated by the way Floyd was treated.