Speaker Coughlin Statement on Derek Chauvin Verdict

Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-Middlesex) issued the following statement Tuesday evening on the verdict:

“The tragic murder of George Floyd reminds us that racism and the heinous misuse of force are unacceptable in a just society. Today’s verdict takes a step towards justice and sends a clear message that such acts cannot be tolerated. Once again we mourn George Floyd and the pain that was inflicted on his family. We must recommit ourselves to be better.”