Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Guilty Verdict in the Murder of George Floyd

PITTSBURGH, PA (April 20, 2021) Mayor William Peduto released the following statement today on the murder trial and guilty verdict of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin:  

“I was relieved to see that justice was served in the jury’s decision today finding Derek Chauvin guilty of all three charges in the horrific murder last year of George Floyd.  

But I also realize that no verdict can bring back a life or eliminate the pain the Floyd family and so many Americans — especially in our Black community — continue to feel. We cannot erase centuries of systemic racism, and our efforts to uplift and support our minority neighbors must continue today and for years to come.”  



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Timothy McNulty
Communications Director
Mayor's Office