BENNINGTON, VERMONT — Chief Tim Page, President of The Vermont Association of Chiefs of Police, wishes to provide the following statement following the conviction of Derek Chauvin for killing George Floyd:
“The jury in the murder trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin heard all of the evidence, saw the facts of the case and rightly convicted him for taking George Floyd’s life.
“While that verdict does not change that George Floyd’s life was taken, it does hold his killer accountable. While justice was served in this particular case, there is still work to be done to ensure that policing adapts in a way that ensures equitable treatment of all Americans, regardless of their ethnicity.
“On behalf of all of Vermont’s police chiefs, I want to offer our continued condolences to the family of George Floyd as they continue to grieve his loss. I also want to reaffirm our pledge that all police departments throughout Vermont will work to confront and eliminate systemic racism.”