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Foster Statement on Derek Chauvin Being Found Guilty on All Charges in Death of George Floyd

Apr 20, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tonight, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all charges in the death of George Floyd:

“I applaud the jury for serving justice and providing accountability for the murder of George Floyd. This is an essential first step in the right direction, but we must remember that one verdict does not erase the generations of pain and trauma caused by a system of policing that’s been broken by centuries of systemic racism and that enables and perpetuates the terrorization of people of color.

“Americans of all backgrounds are demanding action to increase transparency in law enforcement and hold abusive police officers accountable for their actions. I’m proud to continue to stand with those calling for an end to racial injustice and systemic racial discrimination – that’s why I cosponsored and voted for the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act and why I will continue to urge the Senate to pass it.

“Justice and accountability should be the norm in America, not the exception.”

 

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