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Statement on the Guilty Verdict in State of Minnesota v. Derek Michael Chauvin

CONTACT: Lissa Savaglio, chair@loudoundemocrats.org

LOUDOUN COUNTY, VA – Today accountability was served in the state of Minnesota, finding the defendant Derek Michael Chauvin guilty on all three charges of his murder of George Floyd in 2020. As the nation held its breath in anticipation of a verdict, we were reminded that far too often accountability and justice remain distant and unkept promises for people of color across this nation. The Loudoun County Democratic Committee views today’s decision as just one step forward in the long and unfinished fight for racial justice for communities of color not only in Loudoun County but also across the country and remains steadfastly committed to advancing the causes of accountability and justice in its mission.