Local police to discuss Chauvin conviction, reforms at Monday night forum

The discussion is part of The CoRE: Conversations on Race and Equity series.

The verdict in George Floyd’s murder trial and police reform will be the subjects of a virtual discussion Monday night with Alamance County area law enforcement hosted by an Elon University professor.

The CoRE flier for "The Verdict" session.“The Verdict” is part of the Conversations on Race and Equity series organized by Associate Professor of English Prudence Layne. The discussion begins at 6 p.m. Monday on Zoom at this link.

“What are the implications of the Chauvin verdict for law enforcement? What reforms have already been made and are currently underway? What else needs to be done? Join local law enforcement leaders for a conversation about our future,” Layne said in a release about the event.

Last week, a jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all counts in his trial for murdering George Floyd by kneeling on his neck and back during an arrest in 2020. Chauvin was convicted of unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

Layne organized The CoRE in summer 2020 in the aftermath of Floyd’s and other Black Americans’ killings by police and vigilantes, and the nationwide demonstrations for police reform, social justice and anti-racism. Since August 2020, state and local elected leaders, law enforcement, community activists, education officials and healthcare representatives have participated in a dozen forums to discuss intersecting issues of race, socio-economic inequity, and potential solutions for communities in central North Carolina.

More information about The CoRE and recordings of past discussions can be found on its Facebook page.