McEachin Statement on the Conviction of Derek Chauvin in the Murder of George Floyd

April 20, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON  Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) issued the following statement today on the conviction of Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd.

“This is a tragedy. George Floyd lost his life, as have too many Black Americans before him, and after him, at the hands of law enforcement,” McEachin said.

“This verdict, while frankly a relief that the system worked this time and a moment of acknowledgement that George Floyd’s life was egregiously and heinously snuffed out, is not a solution. We must commit to changing our policing to ensure these kinds of incidents do not happen again, are not continual headlines and that families are not left shocked and grieving when a loved one doesn’t come home. That is how we honor George Floyd’s life and countless others.”