WASHINGTON — Today, United States Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07) released the following statement after the jury returned a guilty verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was charged with second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter surrounding the death of George Floyd.
“Tonight, the family and loved ones of George Floyd can breathe a sigh of relief, knowing justice has been served in his tragic death,” said Congresswoman Bourdeaux. “Though there is comfort in knowing Derek Chauvin will be punished according to the law, this verdict will not bring back George Floyd. Nor will it erase any of the other instances of police brutality Black men and women have been forced to endure. Our work is not done, and in George Floyd’s name — and those of all who have suffered — we must march onward. Now it’s time to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.”
Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux lives with her family in Suwanee, Georgia and represents Georgia’s 7th Congressional District in the 117th Congress. Carolyn is a strong advocate for affordable health care, an economic recovery that puts workers and small businesses first, and investing in her district’s world-class public education system and transportation infrastructure.
Georgia’s fast-changing 7th Congressional District includes portions of the northeast Atlanta metropolitan area, including portions of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties and cities Peachtree Corners, Berkeley Lake, Sugar Hill, Norcross, Cumming, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Snellville, Lilburn, Suwanee, Grayson, and Buford.