New Jersey man mocks George Floyd’s death amid Black Lives Matter protests in Franklinville

FRANKLINVILLE , New Jersey — A white man seen mocking George Floyd’s death as Black Lives Matter protesters passed by is a corrections officer in South Jersey, officials confirmed.

The man, identified as James J Demarco, was seen kneeling on another man laying down along Delsea Drive as a group marched past in Franklin Township on Monday.

“We have been made aware that one of our officers from Bayside State Prison participated in the filming of a hateful and disappointing video that mocked the killing of George Floyd,” an NJ Department of Corrections statement said.

That person has been suspended and banned while the agency investigates.