PDAA Issues Statement on Verdict in Derek Chauvin Trial

April 21, 2021

Harrisburg, PA — The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association issued the statement below following the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial:

Justice was delivered by Derek Chauvin’s trial and the jury’s guilty verdicts. Chauvin was held accountable for murdering George Floyd, and the nation witnessed an important example of accountability.  No one is above the law, including law enforcement.  We hope the verdict brings some measure of peace to Mr. Floyd’s family.

Our Association is committed to being part of holistic and meaningful change. We have participated in honest reflection and tough conversations. Creating safe communities means creating safe communities for everyone no matter the color of their skin. Intentions aren’t enough. Our work continues to ensure the reality of an equitable justice system.

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Contact: Greg Rowe, PDAA Executive Director, growe@pdaa.org or (717) 238-5416