Colorado Democrats Statement on Guilty Verdict of Derek Chauvin for the Murder of George Floyd
Denver, CO – The Colorado Democratic Party released the following statements reacting to the news that the jury found Derek Chauvin guilty of all charges for the murder of George Floyd.
Halisi Vinson, Executive Director of the Colorado Democratic Party:
“No one is above the law. It is my hope that not only will today’s righteous ruling bring some semblance of peace to George Floyd’s family and loved ones, but to the many people that former officer Derek Chauvin assaulted and hurt in the past. Today is a good day, but we must continue to hold police officers who are hurting and killing people of color in our communities accountable. They need to stop killing us.”
Morgan Carroll, Chair of the Colorado Democratic Party:
“I applaud the jury for making the right decision in this landmark case. But make no mistake about it — not only should George Floyd be alive today, but so should Elijah McClain, Breonna Taylor, Daunte Wright, Adam Toledo, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, and countless other men and women of color whose lives were taken without accountability for far too long. We need policing reform at the federal level, and we must continue the work to address systemic racism in our criminal justice system. Because Black Lives Matter.”