Council President and Vice President Statement on Verdict in Chauvin Case
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 7:05pm
While finding Derek Chauvin guilty on all three counts for the murder of George Floyd gives us a feeling that justice has been done, the reality is that real justice will only be achieved when we address the inequities that led to this tragedy, and to all the similar tragedies that continue to occur.
We as a city need to work to address these inequities across our city government, and Black voices must be listened to and at the center throughout this process.
Our hearts continue to go out to George Floyd's family, friends, and everyone who loves him. Our hearts are also with everyone who fears the same tragedy could happen to them or their families.
- Karen Kapusta-Pofahl, Common Council Legislative Analyst, 608-261-9159, firstname.lastname@example.org