Fight not over to get real police reform
Famed civil rights attorneys Ben Crump and Antonio Romanucci held a press conference late Tuesday night at the Chicago Union League Club, 65 West Jackson Blvd., where they talked about the impact of the George Floyd case and its effect on the current status of federal police reform, how Black women can’t get equal justice and after Floyd’s murder the work to get federal police reform is not over.
In telling the tragic story of Floyd, who died after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kept his knee on his neck for 8 minutes 46 seconds, Attorney Romanucci said it began with he and Crump on May 26, 2020 a day after the murder of Floyd. “We stand here to say he was murdered. Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder and three police officers (J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Land and Tou Thao) were convicted of civil rights violations.”