Statement from New Profit and America Forward on the Chauvin Trial Verdict

April 21, 2021

The guilty verdict returned in the case against Derek Chauvin cannot bring George Floyd back to his family or his community, but it represents another small step towards the kind of accountability that’s necessary if our nation is to realize its full promise of equal treatment and opportunity for every person. This is a testament to the many courageous people across the country who are advocating for an end to the disproportionate brutality faced by Black people at the hands of law enforcement, and fighting for further reforms that would make the American legal system more humane and equitable. Today’s decision is an important milestone, but the work continues and we are committed to being active, engaged partners in it for the long term.