SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Rep. Ami Wazlawik (DFL – White Bear Township) issued the following statement in response to the verdict reached in the trial of Derek Chauvin:
“I am relieved that Derek Chauvin was found guilty yesterday. Holding him accountable for the death of George Floyd is the first step toward justice. However, there is much more work to be done.
“To truly achieve justice, we need to address persistent inequalities in every part of society, starting with our public safety and criminal justice system. Black Minnesotans experience discrimination and negative outcomes in education, health care, housing, employment, and other areas far too often. As Minnesotans, we must come together to bridge these gaps, eradicate racist practices, and build stronger, more equitable communities where everyone can thrive.”