20 Apr Release: Utah Democrats Statement on the Verdict in the Trial of Derek Chauvin
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||Contact: Press@UTDem.org|
UTAH DEMOCRATIC PARTY STATEMENT ON THE VERDICT IN THE TRIAL OF DEREK CHAUVIN
SALT LAKE CITY, April 20th, 2021 — Today, the Utah Democratic Party released the following statement on the results of the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin:
“The judiciary has today reached a just decision, and held George Floyd’s murderer accountable. This verdict is accountability, but not justice — not yet. Our work as a party and as members of the greater movement for Black lives continues, and our work to dismantle the systems that allowed for this tragedy to occur in the first place, must not stop today.
“As a state rocked like so many others by the protests and raw emotions of summer 2020, and as people who watched in horror for nine minutes and twenty-nine seconds, we are relieved by the verdict: rightfully guilty on all counts.
“It is our commitment to the people of Utah and of this nation that we stop the injustices that led to the murder of George Floyd in Minnesota, as well as so many others across the nation and closer to home. The work before us is large, difficult, and requires reconciliation with failures of systems that many of us hold close to our hearts. Still, it must be done, and Utah Democrats stand committed to demanding the changes that must be made, in solidarity with all the victims of police violence and brutality in this nation and our state.”
The Utah Democratic Party is the face and voice of Democrats in the State of Utah. We believe that Utahns deserve strong, competent leadership that puts the people and democracy first.