WASHINGTON - Today, on the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder in Minneapolis, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) issued the following statement:

“One year ago, George Floyd was murdered. He was murdered on videotape -- the whole world saw it happen. While Derek Chauvin’s conviction brought some accountability, it did not bring us true justice. 

“Because true justice is not done as long as a chokehold, a knee to the neck, is considered legitimate policing. True justice is not done as long as Black Americans are killed by law enforcement at more than twice the rate of white Americans.

“To confront the systemic racism in our justice system, we must work towards systemic change. It is past time for Congress to move forward on police reform and pass the legislation named in George Floyd’s honor.”

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