Statement on Verdict of George Floyd murder trial

Today’s verdict convicting Derek Chauvin of the murder of George Floyd is watershed moment of police accountability in the history of our country. 

In at least one courtroom, today, one American jury decided that Black Lives Matter, and deserve the protection and justice promised to us all.

For the Floyd family, it brings some justice, but will never bring back George Floyd. 

The verdict has also relieved and inspired millions of African Americans, given them hope that “Justice for All” includes them as well.

Painfully, we must admit that there is not “Justice for All” and we must all continue to work to make that statement true.

I hope that in my city, Rancho Cordova, our elected officials and community leaders will re-double their efforts in light of today’s verdict, and embrace that the Pledge of Allegiance is a pledge to serve each other, the promise of justice for all Americans, secured by their fellow citizens.

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