Derek Chauvin Guilty Justice Served: Indian-American Politicians, Groups Welcome George Floyd Verdict
Several Indian-American lawmakers and groups have welcomed the decision of a federal grand jury in Minneapolis holding Derek Chauvin, a former police officer, guilty on all three counts in the death of African American George Floyd.
"Justice was served today, but convicting Derek Chauvin won't fix the system that continues to terrorise and kill Black lives. It won't bring back George Floyd," Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal said.
"Black lives matter - and we must keep fighting for them by passing the Justice in Policing Act and transforming policing," Ms Jayapal said.
Congressman Ro Khanna said: "This verdict brought accountability. I hope it will be the first of many. But it doesn't change the fact that George Floyd should still be alive today. We now must pass the Justice in Policing Act."
"My heart remains with the Floyd family. His life mattered. Black lives matter," said the lawmaker representing Silicon Valley in the US House of Representatives.