A Community Leading the Path Forward

Many of us breathed a collective sigh of relief and hopefulness after hearing the jury’s decision in the Derek Chauvin murder and manslaughter trial. Their 10 hours of deliberations capped extensive presentations by the prosecution and defense over nearly three weeks. Our public and private sectors planned for the worst-case scenario in terms of potential civil unrest that did not occur. Peaceful and reflective gatherings followed the verdict. According to Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, “We saw our city come together in a beautiful way.”