April 20, 2021 (BOSTON, MA) – A Minnesota court has announced that jurors have found police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all charges related to the murder of George Floyd last summer. Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement in response.
“It’s past time a police officer is finally held accountable for the murder of an unarmed Black man,” said Bradley Campbell, President of CLF. “But the months since George Floyd’s murder have shown that this is a pervasive and systemic problem that continues to cost innocent Black lives. Today’s verdict should not distract from the need for thoroughgoing reform of policing and a shift of resources to victimized communities.”
CLF experts are available for further comment.