The Berkshire County branch of the NAACP penned a letter to Pittsfield Police, thanking officers who were assigned to a peaceful protest over the weekend on Park Square.

The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. The local chapter organized Saturday's stand-out to denounce racism which once again has reached a peak after the murder of George Floyd. 

Dennis Powell, President of the Berkshire County branch, wrote a letter to Chief Wynn and the rest of the Pittsfield Police department, thanking the three officers who were assigned to work the protect the group's right to peacefully assemble.

The entire letter reads below.

At Saturday's protest community member Dan Joslyn talks with friend and Pittsfield Police Officer Cody Civello