For Immediate Release: April 20, 2021
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Statement from President Clinton on the Derek Chauvin Verdict
The jury made the right decision in convicting Derek Chauvin for murdering George Floyd.
His tragic death, and the evidence at the trial, made painfully clear that we must do much better in recruiting, training, and holding law enforcement accountable to the communities they serve. The failure to do so continues to plague America, as we have seen in recent days.
The color of a person’s skin still determines far too often how they will be treated in nearly every aspect of American life. While the verdict won’t bring George Floyd back, it can help us prevent more senseless deaths and hasten the day when we are all treated equally in matters of life, liberty, dignity, respect, and opportunity. If we all do our part, that will be George Floyd’s lasting legacy.