Derek Chauvin has been found guilty Tuesday evening of all three charges he faced in connection with the death of George Floyd.
The jury found Derek Chauvin guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
Lawmakers and officials representing Virginia have taken to social media to share their thoughts on the verdict.
Gov. Ralph Northam
The life of George Floyd matters.— Governor Ralph Northam (@GovernorVA) April 20, 2021
He should still be alive today, and no courtroom decision can bring him back. But this decision is an important step towards justice—for George Floyd, for his family, for his community, and for our entire country. pic.twitter.com/eQjMiPE2Ou
Virginia Sen. Mark Warner
George Floyd’s life mattered. Justice has been served.— Mark Warner (@MarkWarner) April 20, 2021
Nothing will bring him back. But we owe it to Mr. Floyd, his family, and far too many others like him to take meaningful action to reform our policing system. We can start by passing the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.