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Statement from Governor Mike DeWine on the Guilty Verdicts in the Derek Chauvin Case

April 20, 2021

Dan Tierney: 614-644-0957
Jill Del Greco: 614-644-0957


(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Today Ohio Governor Mike DeWine issued the following statement on the conviction of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd:

“A jury in Minneapolis has spoken by convicting Derek Chauvin of second and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. 

“Our system of justice worked.  The jury members listened to both sides, weighed the evidence, and came to this verdict. 

“As we go forward as a nation, we must learn from the tragic death of George Floyd.”  

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