The unjustifiable killing of Mr. Floyd by officers of the Minneapolis Police Department was brazen, cruel and entirely avoidable. The events that followed in Minneapolis called out for action. We recognize too that the tragic killing of the handcuffed Mr. Floyd is one of several killings of unarmed Black people that catalyzed civil protests across the nation aimed at eradicating systemic racism, reforming policing practices and awakening a broader cross-section of the nation to the urgency of the demands for social justice.
WilmerHale recognizes the personal pain and anguish that killings of unarmed Black people, including Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and so many others, cause for communities of Black people, including within our firm, and know that our broader WilmerHale community, like so many across the nation, shares in the distress and the belief that this unacceptable pattern must change.
With the fervent desire that this moment of national suffering and protest be channeled for meaningful and durable police reform, WilmerHale has recommitted itself to do its part to ensure change.