Congressman Crow Statement on Derek Chauvin Murder Conviction

April 20, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jason Crow (CO-06) released the following statement after Derek Chauvin was found guilty of all three counts for the murder of George Floyd:

“I join the Floyd family and their loved ones in celebrating this verdict, but I know that no verdict can bring back their precious brother, father, and friend. Accountability is no substitution for his life and real justice would be George Floyd being alive today. 

"Our communities hurt for George Floyd, Daunte Wright, Elijah McClain, Breonna Taylor, and so many other Black men and women who’ve had their lives cut short as a result of a racist system. 

“This pain is bigger than one trial in Minneapolis can heal. We must tackle the systemic racism that is embedded in our criminal justice system, our government, and every facet of our society head-on.”