SAINT PAUL, MN— Today, after days of public protests, public outcry, and calls from leaders across the state, the former Minneapolis police officer (Derek Chauvin) that killed George Floyd with excessive use of force was taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. Below is a statement from Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent.
“I’m relieved to hear the man that unjustly killed Mr. George Floyd has finally been arrested. While this is good news and the right thing to do, our work is far from over in ensuring no one falls victim to the unjustifiable violence and use of excessive force he and so many others have been subject to,” said Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent. “We must hold all of the officers involved accountable for their actions, or lack thereof, in George Floyd’s murder. We must work together to make critical, effective, and long-term structural changes so that every Minnesotan feels safe in their community and across the state—regardless of what they look like.”