Rep. Davids Statement on Derek Chauvin Guilty Verdict

April 20, 2021
Press Release

"Today was a step toward justice. I hope the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial gives George’s Floyd’s family some sense of closure, something that hasn’t been afforded to countless Black families who have suffered centuries of injustice in this country. And although we saw accountability today, there have been far too many instances in our country’s history when we have not seen it. The Senate must pass the Justice in Policing Act now to combat America's horrible pattern of violence and brutality against Black people and to ensure transparency and accountability in the future. While no single policy will undo centuries of systemic racism, this is a strong step that Congress can take now. People across the country have raised their voices to demand change, and that's exactly what this moment calls for."