San Leandro, CA – Mayor Cutter issued the following statement today:
Following the guilty verdicts on the three charges in the murder trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, my mind is focused on the family of George Floyd, his friends, and his community after a long and painful year of sorrow. The district attorney’s office presented their case, and the jury came to prompt and reasonable conclusions. Though we saw justice articulated in the courtroom today, true justice would have been Derek Chauvin showing humanity toward Mr. Floyd on May 25, 2020. True justice would have afforded Mr. Floyd the right to live peacefully in his community for years to come. I continue to support the San Leandro Police Department, knowing that I also support police reform to ensure they are in true service to the community. Let this moment in time be the turning point we can mark as the day we moved forward, making real change. Tonight, let us reflect on the years of injustices our neighbors of color have endured and commit to doing all we can to ensure a just and equitable community.