It was announced yesterday afternoon that a guilty verdict had been found by the jury in the case of State of Minnesota v. Derek Michael Chauvin on all three of the counts of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.
In response to the jury’s verdict, Senate DFL Assistant Minority Leader Nick Frentz (DFL-North Mankato) released the following statement:
“Since the Chauvin verdict was delivered yesterday, my main feeling has been ‘relief.’ I’m relieved there was justice for the Floyd family rendered by the courts, I’m relieved that there was a sense of peace last night, instead of increased tensions, and I’m relieved we can take this moment to start together on the road towards a better Minnesota. The last year has been difficult, but I think we are moving towards a brighter future.”
“I look forward to working with every group – community advocates, legislators, faith leaders, law enforcement, and others – to set policy and pass laws that will make things better. I look forward to the upcoming Minnesota Senate hearings and passing legislation on the topics of justice, accountability, and unity. It’s time for leaders to act and I am committed to being a part of the change ahead.”