Williams Statement on Derek Chauvin Verdict
April 20, 2021
Today, state Senator Sandra R. Williams (D-Cleveland) issued the following statement:
"Today’s verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial is a bittersweet moment in the name of justice for George Floyd’s family and community. Despite the jury decision, we must continue to peel back the injustices in our criminal justice system and how we police in communities. Make no mistake, George Floyd should be alive—his life was taken far too soon from authorities who are sworn to protect him.
"As a public servant, I will continue to fight relentlessly to change those systems. It is vital, now more than ever, that we are doing the work to build trust across all communities. We must listen to the needs of each and every one of us and address our societal flaws directly. I am committed to that fight for Cleveland, and communities all across Ohio."