Journalism Student's Photograph Gaining National Attention
A Kent State University student is gaining recognition for a photo she took that captures an African American Cleveland police officer shedding a tear as he came face to face with demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis Police custody.
Sylvia Lorson, a senior from Orrville, Ohio, studying journalism and digital media production, took the photograph during a protest on May 30 in downtown Cleveland.
The officer, Cleveland Patrolman Kevin Jones, told WKYC that he became emotional hearing the words of protestors, “No justice, No peace, No racist police.”
Lorson said her photographs will be used by ABC News on the network's digital livestream at 9 p.m., June 5.