Baldwin Releases Statement Following Verdict In Minneapolis

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) release a statement Tuesday following the guilty verdict being handed down against former police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd last year.

“George Floyd pleaded for his life and it’s clear to me that police officer Derek Chauvin used excessive force and took it away. Justice has been rightly served and he will be held accountable for this murder. Far too many Black lives have been taken by police and change is long overdue. This must strengthen our resolve to take action and pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act to help stop systemic racism and bias in policing and start saving lives.”

Chauvin was found guilty on all three charges against him, and could face up to 40 years in prison.