PHOENIX – Today, a Hennepin County jury found Derek Chauvin guilty on all counts. Judge Peter A. Cahill, in the coming days, will determine if any aggravating circumstances were involved.
The Maricopa County Democratic Party is relieved this jury found Chauvin guilty on all charges. Stacy Abrams once said: “…citizenship requires constant action, which includes voting, protesting, and participating; and without the combination, we are all in jeopardy.”
Those prophetic words were evident in the conviction of Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd.
Nancy Schriber, MCDP Chair, releases the following:
“The protestors’ urgency resulted in Keith Ellison, Minnesota’s Attorney General, taking jurisdiction of the case. If the good people of Minnesota had not elected Mr. Ellison as the Attorney General, we doubt his Republican opponent would have sought jurisdiction. Finally, all those people who decided to register to vote made it easier for them to be selected to serve on juries. The jury that convicted Derek Chauvin was one of the most racially integrated juries in Minnesota’s history.
The Maricopa County Democratic Party is dedicated to protecting our voting and protesting rights. We believe the best way to do this is to elect Democrats, which is our core mission. There is a lot of work left to be done, but today the long arc of the universe bent towards justice.”
The Maricopa County Democratic Party (MCDP) works to elect Democrats across Maricopa County. We recruit, train, and promote Democratic candidates to ensure Democratic values shape policy across the county and state. Find out more information, please visit www.maricopadems.org.