DENVER (CBS4) – Denver Mayor Michael Hancock offered words of caution as the Derek Chauvin trial in Minnesota moves forward and into the hands of the jury. Hancock asks faith and community leaders to provide virtual or in-person space for residents to express their thoughts on the trial.
No matter what the verdict is, our residents will need a safe space to discuss how we can move forward together as a local community, and as a nation. I'm calling on our faith and community leaders and groups to provide that safe space for our residents who want to participate. pic.twitter.com/Jid5ljL134READ MORE: AAA: Coloradans Shouldn't Panic Over Eastern US Gas Shortage
— Michael B. Hancock (@MayorHancock) April 20, 2021READ MORE: Thornton Police Search For Suspects Accused Of Stealing Wallet To Make Several Purchases
“Millions of people, including myself, have watched this trial, and it has been very emotionally charged, difficult, and challenging for all of us. A very painful moment has been relived, reopening wounds not only in our personal experiences, but also in the very fabric of our society. No matter the verdict, our residents will need a space to dialogue about their thoughts and emotions in the wake of George Floyd’s death, this trial and how we can move forward together toward reconciliation as local community, and as a nation,” said Hancock in a statement on Monday night.MORE NEWS: FAA Investigates Mid-Air Collision Between 2 Small Planes Above Cherry Creek Reservoir South Of Denver
He went on to say he hopes by having a space to talk will “promote our collective healing.”