Former Minnesota police office Derek Chauvin trial verdict
Verdicts serve “as a reminder of how much further we have to travel,” says president Joseph E. Aoun. “We can’t be mere spectators,” when it comes to confronting racial injustice, says Margaret Burnham, university distinguished professor of law at Northeastern. She and Richard O’Bryant, director of the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute, urge people to stay engaged in the fight for justice and police accountability.
Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck until he died, was found guilty of all three counts related to Floyd’s murder on Tuesday, in a case that “bucks up against 200 years of history in a way that is enormously refreshing but also deeply informative,” said Margaret Burnham, university distinguished professor of law at Northeastern.