Across the United States, some police officers join protesters in solidarity as demonstrations continue following the death of George Floyd, an African American, while in police custody in Minneapolis.

Police officers have stood alongside protesters in towns and cities across the United States, calling for action following the death of George Floyd.
Violent demonstrations across the country have been going on for six days, after the death of Mr Floyd, and unarmed black man, while he was in police custody.
The Minneapolis police officer who has been filmed kneeling on Mr Floyds neck has been charged with third-degree murder.
With looting and riots dominating much of the coverage, there have also been incidents of police departments joining protesters in a sign of solidarity.
‘I wanna make this a parade, not a protest’
Michigan Sherriff walks with protesters
In Flint Township, Michigan, a local sheriff was cheered when he told protesters he was there to make sure they had a voice.
Genesee County Sheriff, Chris Swanson, told protesters he and his team would walk with them, rather than patrol their demonstrations.
“We wanna be with you all, for real,” he said.
“So I took my helmet off, laid the batons down I wanna make this a parade, not a protest.”
Mr Swanson then marched with the protesters.
During a press conference the following day, Mr Swanson said his team wanted to be proactive in addressing the issue of the treatment of African-Americans by police officers.
“Its action that speaks. Law enforcement can speak, they can talk, they can promise, which is all part of frustration,” he told media.
“As I said yesterday we saw a group of folks, white and black, young and old, from all over Indiana, Detroit and theyre frustrated because their voices havent been heard.”
New Jersey cops march for Floyd
New Jersey Police Chief marches with protesters
Police officers in one of New Jerseys largest and most violent cities were praised on social media for marching alongside protesters in rallies held this weekend over George Floyds death.
Camden County police chief, Joe Wysocki, joined the front line of a march in Camden on Saturday afternoon, sporting his uniform, a protective face mask and a peace sign.
“Yesterday was another example of our ongoing engagement, and a very real dialogue, that we are having with residents throughout Camden that has made our agency part of the fabric of this city,” Mr Wysocki said in an emailed statement.
“We know that together we are stronger, we know that together, in the city of Camden, we can create a space where policing is focused on de-escalation and dialogue.”
California mayor, police chief, take knee with marchers
Santa Cruz police chief Andy Mills, right, and mayor Justin Cummings, centre, take a knee along with hundreds of protesters.(AP: Shmuel Thaler)
Last weekend, two prominent members of Santa Cruz, California, took a knee on the side of the road with several hundred people honouring the memory of George Floyd.
Police Chief Andy Mills and Mayor Justin Cummings were photographed on Saturday afternoon local time, kneeling in downtown Santa Cruz. 
Meanwhile, on Sunday afternoon in New York, officers clapped on protesters, hundreds of whom stopped and took a knee with fists raised just north of the Empire State Building.