Montreal police George Floyd

Montreal police issue statement on George Floyd case, don’t mention race

No one was waiting for the SPVM to weigh in on the news, and their statement was characteristically underwhelming.

Today the Montreal police commented on the conclusion of the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was found guilty on all three counts for the murder of George Floyd last May. (Chauvin will be sentenced in eight weeks.)

No one was waiting for the SPVM to weigh in on the news — perhaps addressing their own long history of systemic racial profiling and police brutality would’ve been more relevant and substantial. Their statement was characteristically underwhelming, with no mention of race or racial injustice whatsoever:

“The images surrounding the May 25, 2020 intervention in the United States moved us all. The legal process has taken its course, the jury has made its verdict known, we hope that the victim’s family and the community will find solace in it.”

—SPVM via Twitter
Montreal police on the conviction of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd

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