08.05.20

Senators Burr, Tillis Issue Joint Statement on Release of Footage Related to John Neville’s Death

Today, Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) released the following statement in response to footage released regarding the death of John Neville after a medical emergency at the Forsyth County Detention Center: 

“The footage released today is deeply disturbing. Our hearts go out to the Neville family, who deserve a full accounting of what happened and answers about John Neville’s tragic death. As this matter moves forward with appropriate due process, we want to thank Forsyth County Sheriff Bobby Kimbrough and District Attorney Jim O’Neill for their efforts to ensure accountability and justice. These issues are not easy, but addressing them is a responsibility we all share.”