BEDFORD – The following is a statement from Bedford Police Chief Robert Bongiorno regarding today’s verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial:
“We acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the jurors in this case who rightly found Derek Chauvin guilty of murdering George Floyd.
“For far too many Americans, true justice in our society is going to take much more work than a single day’s news can bring. Today’s verdict is a step in the right direction and a true acknowledgement of a terrible and violent act committed by a man sworn to protect life as a police officer. Much work remains toward creating a criminal justice system that treats all humans humanely.
“In Bedford, the men and women of the Bedford Police Department have worked extremely hard to gain the trust of our community members and stakeholders and we pledge to do everything in our power to earn and maintain that trust every day. As a public servant, I pledge partnership, alliance and transparency.”