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Statement from HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra on Chauvin Verdict

April 21, 2021

"Yesterday’s verdict delivered accountability on the road towards justice but does not change an egregious wrong.  My thoughts are with George Floyd’s family, the Black community, and everyone who feels the impact of wounds and trauma that too many people have confronted for far too long.  We must meet the challenge to further justice and equity. At HHS, I will do everything I can to tackle racism as a serious public health threat that affects our mental and physical well-being."

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