Dane County Executive Joe Parisi released the following statement regarding Derek Chauvin being found guilty on all counts in the death of George Floyd:
“George Floyd’s life mattered. While no verdict can restore that life, the conviction of Derek Chauvin is an important step in the pursuit of justice. We can only hope and pray that this verdict signals the beginning of a reckoning in our nation that is way past due.
“There is still much work to be done, and our nation must acknowledge this in thought, voice and deed until all Black lives are treated with the same dignity, respect and fairness as others.”