United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida

04/20/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/20/2021 20:05

Statement of Acting U.S. Attorney Juan Antonio Gonzalez on the Verdict in the Chauvin Trial

MIAMI - Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida Juan Antonio Gonzalez's statement following the verdict in the state of Minnesota's trial of Derek Chauvin:

'Today, a Minneapolis jury found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of murdering George Floyd. While no verdict can bring Mr. Floyd back to his family, I pray that today's decision brings them a measure of peace and all people a renewed faith in our justice system. As Attorney General Merrick Garland recently announced, the Department of Justice's federal civil rights investigation into the death of George Floyd is ongoing. Also ongoing is the commitment of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida to strengthening trust between law enforcement and our community, holding all those who break civil rights laws accountable, and seeking justice on behalf of all victims.'