DFL Chair: ‘Today’s Verdict Leaves Me With a Heavy Heart’


[ST. PAUL, MN] – Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Chair Ken Martin released the following statement today after a verdict was reached in Ramsey County Court in the case concerning the death of Philando Castile.

“Today’s verdict leaves me with a heavy heart. I extend my deepest condolences to Philando Castile’s family, friends, and community. But I know condolences are not enough.”

“Minnesotans will not let this be the end of Philando’s story. Together we will continue to engage in tough, honest conversations. We will work to increase accountability and build trust between officers and the communities they serve. We will take action. We will seek justice. We will pursue peace.”


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