RACINE – Rep. Greta Neubauer (D-Racine) issued the following statement regarding the conviction of Derek Chauvin, who killed George Floyd in Minneapolis in May 2020:
“Last year, we witnessed the senseless, brutal, and terrible murder of George Floyd at the hands of former police officer Derek Chauvin. Today, Chauvin was convicted by a Minnesota jury. This verdict is the start of justice, but we cannot forget that in a truly just system, George Floyd would be alive today.
“We cannot only seek justice in response to a tragedy — we must build toward a truly just system. We must change how we police, how we prosecute, and how we incarcerate. But also change how we invest in and strengthen our communities.
“My heart is with George Floyd’s family, his friends, and his community. Today and every day, Black Lives Matter.”