Two weeks ago George Floyd was killed while in the custody of a Minneapolis Police officer who kneeled on Floyd’s neck. In the days since, hundreds of thousands of protestors have marched across the United States and cities around the world demanding police reform while mourning the deaths of black Americans who have died at the hands of law enforcement.
Monday Attorney General Gurbir Grewal released video footage of the state trooper-involved shooting of Maurice Gordon. Gordon was an unarmed black man who was fatally shot after being pulled over on the Garden State Parkway on May 23. Gov. Phil Murphy says New Jersey reforms made it possible to release the video before a full investigation is complete.
The state gave specific guidelines for reopening summer camps July 6 and lifted the lockdown on municipal and private club swimming pools. Both will reopen June 22. Murphy says the state is in a good position to move ahead in recovery, with the COVID-19 spread slowing. The state reports 356 new cases with 40 new deaths. The state hit another milestone — less than 500 patients across the state in critical care. That’s half the number it was just three weeks ago.