Supervisor Taylor Statement on Derek Chauvin Guilty Verdict
MILWAUKEE – Yesterday former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on one count each of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter for the May 25, 2020 killing of George Floyd. The jury’s decision came after 12 hours of deliberation.
“While yesterday the justice system delivered a guilty verdict, I am overwhelmed with feelings and emotions,” said Supervisor Taylor. “This verdict should be seen as just the beginning of accountability for law enforcement. For far too long people of color have died unjustly at the hands of those tasked with protecting us.”
Floyd’s murder set off a global movement demanding police reform and accountability, with thousands taking to the streets to march in Milwaukee and cities across the world. The marches are still going on to this day.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, inspired by Floyd’s murder, in March. The bill would ban chokeholds, carotid holds and no-knock warrants, establish a national police misconduct registry, and overhaul qualified immunity for law enforcement. The bill is currently awaiting a hearing in the Senate.
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- Protesters Rally After Chauvin Verdict - Graham Kilmer - Apr 21st, 2021
- Supervisor Taylor Statement on Derek Chauvin Guilty Verdict - Sup. Sequanna Taylor - Apr 21st, 2021
- Accountability should not be such a rare commodity - Ald. Milele Coggs - Apr 21st, 2021
- Statement on the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial - Ald. Chantia Lewis - Apr 20th, 2021
- Statement from Milwaukee Police Department on Derek Chauvin Verdict - Milwaukee Police Department - Apr 20th, 2021
- Live Stream From Justice 4 George Floyd Rally - Urban Milwaukee - Apr 20th, 2021
- Gov. Evers Releases Statement on Verdict in Chauvin Trial - Gov. Tony Evers - Apr 20th, 2021
- County Executive David Crowley Statement on Derek Chauvin Trial Verdict - County Executive David Crowley - Apr 20th, 2021
- Sheriff Earnell R. Lucas Statement on the Verdicts in the Chauvin Trial - Earnell Lucas - Apr 20th, 2021
Read more about 2020 Racial Justice Protests here