DeGette statement on verdict in Chauvin murder trial

Apr 20, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) released the following statement on the verdict in the Derek Chauvin murder trial:

“What happened to George Floyd should never happen to anyone in this country ever again. Based on the evidence presented at trial, I believe the jury made the right decision in this case. While today’s verdict is a much-needed win in our battle for justice, there is still so much more work that needs to be done to end the violence that too many Black Americans have experienced at the hands of our police. 

“Today’s decision should send a clear message to all those who swear to protect and serve our communities that no one in this county is above the law. My hope is that today’s verdict will be a turning point in our nation’s history and helps bring us together to enact the changes that our country so desperately needs.”