Congressman García Condemns Verdict Reached on the Police Officers who Killed Breonna Taylor

September 23, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) issued the following statement in response to the indictment of only one of the three police officers involved in Breonna Taylor’s death:

“This verdict does not serve justice to Breonna Taylor, her family, or our community. It’s a slap on the wrist for one police officer—and a slap in the face for Black and Brown communities across the country.

“When protesters demand transformative change, we are not only denouncing the gross injustice done to Breonna Taylor, but also the lack of accountability of a system that dehumanizes Black and Brown individuals. Today’s decision again proves how blatant acts of racism are protected by police and justified through our legal system.”