Now that Derek Chauvin has been sentenced to 22.5 years in prison for killing George Floyd, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison says it’s time for change and not the kind that takes decades…

“I’m talking about real change, concrete change, that real people can do now. I’m talking to lawmakers, at this historic moment there is so much legislation around the country in city councils, county boards, state legislatures and Congress that is still waiting to be passed.”

Police accountability reforms have been a source of contention locally, as well as in Congress, where the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act passed in the House but has not received a vote in the Senate.