The Michigan Democratic Party issued the following statement on behalf of Chair Lavora Barnes.
“I join millions of Americans in standing alongside George Floyd’s family as we honor his life and legacy and acknowledge the historic nature of today’s verdict. The trenches of systematic racism still run deep in this country though and the outcome of this trial does not mean that we are going to miraculously become a more tolerant, more generous, and more welcoming democracy. Our Black and Brown sisters and brothers are still not safe in America. We need true reform to policing before real justice, not just accountability, is served.”