Press Release

Gillibrand Statement On Derek Chauvin Guilty Verdict

Apr 20, 2021

Addressing the three guilty verdicts in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the following statement: 

“Today’s verdict delivers a small measure of justice to the family of George Floyd, but nothing can ever erase the pain of losing a loved one. Our nation remains in a moment of moral reckoning and we must take bold and decisive action. Congress must pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act to address the systemic and institutional racism that plagues our criminal justice system and continues to lead to the deaths of countless Black Americans.”