Bennet Statement on the Conviction of Derek Chauvin

Washington, D.C. Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the below statement following the jury’s vote to convict former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin of the murder of George Floyd in May 2020. Chauvin was found guilty on all charges.

"No jury’s decision can return George Floyd to the safety of his family’s arms. No single verdict can demolish the structural racism that still plagues our country. But today, the jury reached the right conclusion. Tomorrow, we have to continue the work to ensure that every American, no matter their race, can live in safety with equal protection under the law. The Senate should pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.”