Now that a verdict has been reached in the Derek Chauvin trial over the death of George Floyd, it is IACP’s hope that we come together, heal, and forge a constructive path forward.
While this is undoubtedly a time of strong emotions, it is imperative that we comprehensively assess the justice system to identify needed and necessary evidence-based reforms. This will require more than just slogans and promises. It will require concerted, unrelenting work from all. Successfully meeting this challenge will require reflection, exploring new approaches, embracing compromise, emphasizing dignity and respect for all, and building upon a fundamental commitment to the preservation of human life.
The IACP remains steadfastly committed to working with community leaders, advocates, and elected officials to improve policing through enhancing trust and transparency.