Congresswoman Maloney Observes One Year Since George Floyd’s Murder

May 25, 2021
Press Release

“One year ago, George Floyd’s murder changed the national conversation around police brutality. And while it should not have taken 9 minutes and 29 seconds of a police officer kneeling on his neck for our country to collectively recognize the reality of police brutality, we must take hold of this moment and enact real change.


“I am thankful that we are seeing accountability in George Floyd’s case – with Derek Chauvin convicted of murder and he and the other officers involved in Mr. Floyd’s death indicted on federal civil rights charges, but accountability is not justice.


“Justice would be a world in which George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Eric Garner would still be alive. And while nothing can bring them or the too many other Black men and women killed by police back to their families, we owe it to them to make the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act law. The House has now passed this bill twice and the Senate needs to act.”