All of us at ECPR have been distraught about the death of George Floyd and are relieved that the Minnesota Attorney General has filed murder charges against the four police officers responsible. We mourn the death of Mr. Floyd with the black community and grieve for all the people of color whose lives have been needlessly cut short. We also support the many fine men and women in law enforcement whose hearts are also breaking over this tragedy. We will speak up around dinner tables and conference tables.
We will listen to our clients, journalists, our community and one another—especially underrepresented voices. We will continue to donate our time and money, including a group donation today from all of our employees to Huston-Tillotson University, a private, historically black university.