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Rep. Chu Statement on Conviction in Murder Case of George Floyd

April 20, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, a jury found Derek Chauvin guilty of all three counts in the murder of George Floyd. Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) issued the following statement:

“Today’s verdict brings accountability for the murder of George Floyd, who should and would be alive right now were it not for a system that permits and too often excuses the use of excessive force – predominantly against Black people. I hope that this verdict brings some comfort to the Floyd family, but I know that no ruling can ever heal the wounds left by the loss of a loved one. We must spare any other family from feeling such a preventable loss, and that means passing criminal justice reform. Ending the use of dangerous tactics like choke holds and no knock warrants and limiting the immunity that shields police from accountability for their actions are essential for ending police brutality, and that is why the Senate must follow the House’s lead and pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act today!”