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Accountability, Not Justice: Local Reactions to the Guilty Chauvin Verdict48:06
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Following the verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin, police set crowd barriers in place on Arlington Street in Boston Tuesday. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Following the verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin, police set crowd barriers in place on Arlington Street in Boston Tuesday. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Here is the Radio Boston rundown for April 21. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

Today we spend the hour discussing police accountability and reform, and how the guilty verdict in the murder trial of former Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin, for killing George Floyd is resonating in our community.

  • Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins talks about what this verdict means for reform, accountability, and justice moving forward. We also touch on the ongoing case against former Boston police officer Patrick Rose, whom Rollins is prosecuting.
  • Yesterday, the city of Boston released documents that show police leadership knew of child sexual abuse allegations against Rose, who went on to serve 20 more years on the force and lead Boston's largest police union. WBUR's senior reporter Ally Jarmanning brings us the latest.
  • We touch on the legal implications of the guilty verdict against Derek Chauvin with Kimberly Atkins, senior opinion writer for The Boston Globe, and Nancy Gertner, retired federal judge, senior lecturer at Harvard Law School, and WBUR Legal Analyst.
  • Listener callers join Imari Paris Jeffries, Executive Director of King Boston, and Kimberly Atkins, senior opinion writer for The Boston Globe, to discuss how this verdict is resonating around our community, and what it means for police reform locally and nationally.


This program aired on April 21, 2021.

This program aired on April 21, 2021.

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