(PHILADELPHIA) April 20, 2021 – In response to the conviction of Derek Chauvin, Councilmember Katherine Gilmore Richardson (At Large) released the following statement:
“My thoughts and prayers remain with the family and friends of George Floyd as they continue to navigate this challenging time.
“The jury’s verdict today demonstrates that justice can be served, but it is also a reminder of what it took for us to get here. We have a collective responsibility to keep fighting for systemic change. Because true justice will be the day when Black lives matter in this nation.
“Today is a first step towards justice and accountability in a system that has been unequal for far too long. We have a lot of work to do to build a truly equitable nation, and I am committed to creating that future especially here in the City of Philadelphia.”