Gettysburg police remove Confederate flag logo from squad cars, buildings, uniforms

July 6, 2020

GETTYSBURG, S.D. (AP) – The City Council in a South Dakota community named for the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg says a logo that included a Confederate flag has been removed from police department cars, buildings and patches.

A statement from the council Monday night says police Chief Dave Mogard has removed the logo from all uniforms, vehicles and buildings.

Several local residents, including Selwyn Jones (pictured), an uncle of George Floyd, called for the decal to be removed because they viewed it as a symbol of oppression and hatred.

Floyd died after he was arrested and restrained by police in Minneapolis.