Mayor Himmelrich on Verdict in Derek Chauvin Trial
April 20, 2021 4:32 PM
Santa Monica Mayor Sue Himmelrich shares the following message regarding the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial.
Today’s guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial gives Americans hope in our justice system, but it does not change the history of injustice in our country, nor does it ease the pain we feel for the senseless murder of George Floyd and far too many Black, Indigenous and people of color. We too mourn the recent killings of Daunte Wright and Adam Toledo, who were killed in recent weeks. We must end this cycle of violence and mayhem that all too often ends in the death of innocent people of color.
We learned with this verdict that when our justice system functions as it should, twelve citizens can and will reach a just result. But this is just a waystation in our longer and tougher journey in pursuit of equality and justice for all. Let us push onward together.