Close Menu Congressman Kurt Schrader

Kurt's Work

Press Releases

Schrader Issues Statement Following Trial Verdict


APRIL 20, 2021

Contact: Molly Prescott,  202-657-2676

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Kurt Schrader issued the following statement today, following the verdict in the State of Minnesota v. Derek Chauvin:

"A jury of his peers found Derek Chauvin guilty of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, and their decision must be respected. My support is with Mr. Floyd’s family and all Black, Indigenous and people of color who have suffered from acts of racism and violence by law enforcement. The House recently passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act to create a framework of national standards for police departments, including addressing inequities and hiring and training issues, and the Senate must respond to this action to ensure racial justice in policing."