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Statement Following Derek Chauvin Trial

By: Molly Greenman

A message from Molly Greenman:

On April 20, Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all three charges.

No verdict can bring back George Floyd nor erase the trauma caused to his family, African-Americans, and our community. However, we are grateful for this small measure of justice. We have no doubt that this was made possible in part by the activists who took to the streets in collective outrage and grief to demand justice and by all those who have worked tirelessly to assure that Derek Chauvin be held accountable.

While this verdict is a positive step, the journey towards racial justice and equity is long, and our work is not finished. The Family Partnership stands in solidarity with Black and Brown communities and our staff and clients who have experienced violence at the hands of the police. We remain committed to advocating for policy and systems change while working in partnership with communities experiencing disparities to build a more equitable Minnesota.

We also know that many in our communities may need support given the intensity and impact of the trial. We encourage you to take care of yourself and seek the support you need. 

Stay safe. Take care of yourself. Take care of each other.

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