- Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Stephanie Beatriz, who played the role of Detective Rosa Diaz, donated $11,000 to the National Bail Fund Network.
- She shared a screenshot of her donation on Twitter and called on other actors who play police roles to do the same.
- She said she was inspired by the same deed that Griffin Newman did.
Celebrity Stephanie Beatriz donated $11,000 to the National Bail Fund Network—a non-profit organization that aims to lessen the number of imprisonment through bail—as many people across the country continue to take to the streets their protest against police brutality that caused the death of George Floyd.
The Brooklyn Nine-Nine star who played the role as Detective Rosa Diaz posted a photo of the receipt of her donation on Twitter to urge other actors who play police officers like her to donate for the cause.
“I’m an actor who plays a detective on tv,” she tweeted. “If you currently play a cop? If you make tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in residuals from playing a cop? I’ll let you do the math. (Thanks @GriffLightning for leading the way).”
In the screenshot she shared, the beneficiary expressed its gratefulness for her donation to the #FreeThemAll Emergency Response Fund. The money will be used to bail someone from jail, or free someone in immigration detention while in the midst of COVID-19.
The 39-year-old actress said she was inspired to do the same thing that Griffin Newman did and so she made the donation.
“I’m an out-of-work actor who (improbably) played a detective on two episodes of BLUE BLOODS almost a decade ago,” Newman posted on Twitter. “If you currently play a cop? If you make tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in residuals from playing a cop? I’ll let you do the math.”
Over the weekend, the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis officer sparked protests which have escalated quickly as many people resorted to violence and destruction. As a result, hundreds of them have been arrested and imprisoned.