03172021HAO1661Chicago - State Senator Emil Jones III (D-Chicago) issued the following statement in response to the news that Derek Chauvin was found guilty of the murder of George Floyd:

“I’m relieved that the jury found Derek Chauvin guilty of murdering George Floyd. The criminal justice system hasn’t always treated the Black community fairly, but in this case, justice was served.

“This verdict will only go so far in easing the pain of the Floyd family and other Black Americans. We should never have to fear being killed by police officers.”