President's Statement on Chauvin trial

Thursday, April 22, 2021 By MBA President Denise I. Murphy
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MBA President Denise I. Murphy

Massachusetts Bar Association President Denise I. Murphy released the following statement after the jury verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial on April 20:

The Massachusetts Bar Association supports and stands by the Rule of Law, a principle best exemplified by the legal proceedings and outcome of the Chauvin trial. We applaud the efforts of the members of the jury who undertook their civic duty and discharged it with diligence and honor.

Here in Massachusetts, we are working with members of the judiciary, the House and Senate, and the governor’s office to effectuate the changes that are necessary to ensure that our law enforcement community is well trained and qualified to protect all citizens of the commonwealth. All of us must continue to work together to remove existing barriers to justice.