Senator Patricia Torres Ray

Patricia Torres Ray represents District 63, which includes portions of southeastern Minneapolis and eastern Richfield in Hennepin County in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Read more news from Sen. Torres Ray.

Minneapolis Senators Hayden, Torres Ray Joint Statement on Minneapolis Protest

The community organized what began as a peaceful protest, in response to the officer-involved death of George Floyd, and escalated as conflict arose between protestors and law enforcement officers. Minneapolis Senators Jeff Hayden and Patricia Torres Ray released the following joint statement.

“We, along with our constituents, are deeply heartbroken and outraged by the injustice that occurred in the officer-involved death of George Floyd. As our community continues to grieve and grapple with this incredibly unjustifiable loss of life, we believe in their right to peacefully protest. We have grown increasingly concerned, for the safety of the City of Minneapolis and its residents, as the demonstration has escalated. More than ever, our community must come together during this hard time and in this work to fiercely advocate for the justice that is needed. We are eager to effectively partner with community organizers, leaders, activists, and advocates to prevent the loss of another life due to excessive use of force.”