WTTW Chicago Tonight | After Chauvin Verdict, Chicago Activists Renew Push for Police Accountability

Police reform activists say yesterday’s guilty verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was a moment of relief and catharsis, almost a year after the killing of George Floyd.

But many say it’s just the tip of the iceberg for police accountability.

“I was happy. It finally happened, but there’s so much more that has to be done,” said Eric Wilkins, an organizer with Communities United, which was involved in establishing the federal consent decree overseeing the Chicago Police Department. “I think it could be the pilot for us. That it’s OK to break the code of silence, the blue code and how to break the code in Chicago.”

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