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49ers issue statement following verdict in Minnesota

Apr 20, 2021 at 4:09 PM--


The San Francisco 49ers issued the following statement via social media following today's verdict in Minnesota that found former officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all three charges stemming from last year's murder of George Floyd.

"As an organization that serves an important role in our community, the 49ers have a responsibility to speak out against racism and hate. While the verdict in Minnesota is a step towards justice, we still have a long way to go in the equitable treatment of communities of color. We will continue to use our platform to drive awareness, spark conversation, and inspire action. We will also continue to support organizations creating racial equality in policing, ending mass incarceration, and promoting educational and economic advancement for the Black community. This work must and will go on."

Chauvin faces up to 40 years in prison for second-degree murder, up to 25 years for third-degree murder, and up to 10 years for second-degree manslaughter.






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