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Toronto Police Service responds to verdict in George Floyd murder trial

Broadcast time: 19:05
Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Unit: Corporate Communications
Phone: 416-808-7100

Today, a jury in a Minneapolis courthouse rendered a verdict of guilty against former police officer Derek Chauvin on the charges of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in relation to the murder of George Floyd.

While this verdict may be one more step in the process for the family and friends of George Floyd, we know there will be long-standing impacts on Black communities as a whole and not just on those with lived experiences of discrimination in the justice system or by police. We acknowledge the hurt, anger, frustration and fear that many may still be feeling at this time.

As a Service, we have been listening, learning, and changing over the past year and it is our desire to be more responsive to the communities we serve, including our Black residents.

This is a journey we will continue to take, in partnership with our Black communities as we stand with them on this day and in the future.

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