Statement from the Burien City Manager

Statement from the Burien City Manager on the Chauvin Verdict
Posted on 04/20/2021
Statement from City Manager

Our thoughts and prayers are with the George Floyd family and all who have been victimized by abhorrent police behavior. The jury’s verdict today is a statement about what is unacceptable and underscores the need for broader systemic change. This verdict holds a police officer accountable for his criminal behavior and is a positive step on the long road toward community healing.

The City of Burien is striving for quality, public trust, and equity in our leading with services approach to community-based policing. We are committed to the hard work necessary to achieve this goal as we partner to achieve equal opportunities for all in our communities.

~ Brian J. Wilson, Burien City Manager