A Message from U.S. Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan on the Death of George Floyd

The killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020, has filled with grief the hearts of Americans, Ghanaians, and people around the world.  We join in expressing our outrage as well as our condolences to Mr. Floyd’s family and friends. One former police officer has been charged with second degree murder, three former police officers have been charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder, and the cases are under investigation by state and federal authorities. No one is above the law. We have seen the difficult images across our country triggered by the horrifying events in Minnesota.

This incident is prompting important and necessary conversations in the United States, and serves as a reminder of the importance of confronting painful truths head on, and of addressing the underlying conditions and existing systems that perpetuate racial injustice as we, as Americans, strive to form a more perfect union.  We can do better in living up to the ideals of our national motto, inscribed on the Great Seal of the United States, E pluribus unum, Out of many, one.