Mayor Tishaura O. Jones extends her condolences to the family of George Floyd for their loss, and hopes they and the people of Minneapolis find solace in the guilty verdict of police officer Derek Chauvin.
“Today, justice has been served in George Floyd’s murder. I am relieved to see that we are finally seeing the consequences for when our officers, who are sworn to protect and serve the people, violate the trust of those people. We will not become complacent, though, as we have plenty of work to do to continue transforming the Department of Public Safety to rebuild the relationship with our communities.”
Mayor Jones is committed to putting the public back in public safety, a common phrase heard throughout her campaign. Her early-announced appointments to the Department of Public Safety demonstrate her urgent commitment to ensuring the people of St. Louis feel safe in their own homes and to begin the healing process between our communities and police officers.
Mayor Jones welcomes those who wish to practice their First Amendment rights nonviolently outside of City Hall.