April 19, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, after the jury reached a guilty verdict on the trial of Derek Chauvin, Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement:
“The jury's decision to convict Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd marks a defining moment in our nation's history. This verdict delivered accountability, but our work to pursue a more fair and equitable America does not stop today. We as individuals, communities, and institutions must do more to change our systems, so they ensure justice, safety, and opportunity for all.
“My thoughts are with George Floyd's loved ones this evening. I can’t begin to imagine their pain, and the pain of anyone who had to watch their brother, father, or son die in such a horrible way. I hope this verdict helps them begin to heal in peace.”