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DA Krasner Statement on Accountability for Murder of George Floyd

CONTACT:
Jane Roh, 215–686–8711, Jane.Roh@phila.gov

PHILADELPHIA (April 20, 2021) District Attorney Larry Krasner issued the following statement on the murder conviction of former police officer Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd:

“This afternoon, a Hennepin County jury entered the only right and just verdict in this case. We hope that Mr. Floyd’s family and friends can find some modicum of peace today, even though we know that there is no way to ever fully restore their loss. Now we must do our job and fight for transformational changes to policing and for increased accountability for officers who break the law. There is no time to rest.”

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The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office is the largest prosecutor’s office in Pennsylvania, and one of the largest in the nation. It serves the more than 1.5 million residents of the City and County of Philadelphia, employing 600 lawyers, detectives, and support staff. The District Attorney’s Office is responsible for the prosecution of approximately 40,000 criminal cases annually.

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