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Statement from District Attorney Kim Ogg on the Derek Chauvin verdict

April 20, 2021

Justice is a process and these jurors showed tremendous courage in reaching a just verdict. 

Millions saw the video, which we all found devastating.  Our thoughts are with the family and friends of George Floyd, a Houston son whose murder is a defining moment in American criminal justice. 

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