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Rep. Ocasio-Cortez claims Chauvin conviction is not justice

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez D-N.Y., speaks during a television interview on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, after the jury returned guilty verdicts on all three charges in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez D-N.Y., speaks during a television interview on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, after the jury returned guilty verdicts on all three charges in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez D-N.Y., speaks during a television interview on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, after the jury returned guilty verdicts on all three charges in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

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UPDATED 11:14 AM PT – Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has been faced with heavy scrutiny after she told her constituents former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin’s conviction is “not justice.”

During a live-stream on Tuesday, the New York Democrat said verdicts are not a replacement for policy change. She then encouraged her supporters to push for radical policing reform.

Ocasio-Cortez said she doesn’t want the guilty verdict to show how the judicial system is actually working.

“This verdict is not justice,” she asserted. “Frankly, I don’t even think we call it full accountability because there are multiple officers that were there.”

Ocasio-Cortez suggested lawmakers on Capitol Hill need to address the so-called systemic institutional racism in the U.S. while seeking to change the structure of American society.

MORE NEWS: Chauvin to await sentencing in Minn. correctional facility

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