Statement from Council President Pro Tem Elizabeth Brown on the Guilty Verdict for the Murder of George Floyd
[COLUMBUS, OH] The following statement can be attributed in full, or in part, to Columbus City Council President Pro Tem Elizabeth Brown:
"In Columbus and across this country, we are all in search of safe communities for ourselves, our families, and our neighbors. But to achieve that, we must have a legal system that values and protects the lives of Black and brown people.
Today’s verdict of Derek Chauvin’s guilt on all three counts was a step towards justice for George Floyd and his family, and I am sincerely hopeful that more accountability will help change behaviors and save lives in the future.
At the same time, we still have a tremendous amount of work ahead to make systemic improvements to public safety — especially right at home in Columbus. I urge folks across our city to stay engaged in this work — peacefully, urgently, and deliberately."