California Governor Newsom on Chauvin Trial Verdict

SACRAMENTOCA (STL.NewsCalifornia Governor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement in response to the verdict announced in the Derek Chauvin trial:

“The hard truth is that, if George Floyd looked like me, he’d still be alive today.  No conviction can repair the harm done to George Floyd and his family, but today’s verdict provides some accountability as we work to root out the racial injustice that haunts our society.  We must continue the work of fighting systemic racism and excessive use of force.  It’s why I signed some of the nation’s most progressive police reform legislation into law.  I will continue working with community leaders across the state to hear concerns and support peaceful expression.”