Trustee Martinez Statement On The Conviction of Derek Chauvin

“Let this set a precedent of accountability. Let it become the norm that when an officer – or any person empowered by local, state or federal governments – harms, takes, or discriminates against, the life of a Black, Indigenous, Person of Color, a person of LGBTQ2+ identity, or any other marginalized person, they will be held accountable and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. 

We have taken a step forward – a step toward justice – but the fight continues…”

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