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McCollum Statement on Chauvin Conviction for Murder of George Floyd

April 20, 2021
Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement today after Derek Chauvin was convicted on all charges in the death of George Floyd:

“George Floyd should be alive today. While this conviction does not return him to his family and those who loved him, it does deliver justice. We all have work to do to end systemic racism, reduce violence in our society, and demand responsible, respectful policing in Minnesota and in communities across America. I urge Republicans in the U.S. Senate to join Democrats in responding to this crisis by passing the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act as we did in the House. Elected leaders at the local, state, and federal levels must continue to listen and learn from experts, activists, and communities of color. Only by working together can we chart a course for a future free from racial discrimination and senseless violence.”