April 20, 2021 

For Immediate Release:  

Petersburg, VA — Delegate Lashrecse Aird (D – Petersburg) released the following statement on the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin murder trial: 

“My thoughts and my heart are with all those who knew and loved George Floyd long before we did. Because tonight, like every night for nearly a year, there will once again be an empty seat at a dinner table in Minneapolis because an act of racist, primal brutality took the life of another Black American. 

Justice was served today but this verdict by no means marks the end of our long and exhaustive journey towards a truly equitable society. The fact that there was any doubt that the jury would come to this decision is a potent reminder that our work is far from over.”