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Reps. Bass Issues Statement Following the Sentencing of Derek Chauvin

June 25, 2021
Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) issued the following statement after Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22 and a half years in prison for murdering George Floyd:

“Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd in broad daylight and acted with impunity. The sentencing today represents progress but there is still a long way to go. I hope it brings some measure of peace to the Floyd family, though there will never be complete closure and he will always be missed. 

“Accountability for murdering an unarmed Black man should not come as a surprise, it should be expected. The United States House of Representatives has twice passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act – the first time was one year ago today. We have to get this bill to the President’s desk. 

“I want to again congratulate my friend and former colleague Attorney General Ellison and his team for their tireless work in this trial.”