Law enforcement leaders react to Chauvin verdict

Leaders and chiefs from Minneapolis, Miami, Houston and the NYPD were among those who spoke out after the verdict

By Police1 staff

On Tuesday, a jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.

Floyd's death touched off months of nationwide unrest, protests and violence – leading to widespread scrutiny of policing methods.

After the verdict was announced, police leaders took to social media to share their thoughts. Here's a round-up of some public responses from police chiefs and leaders.

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo

 San Francisco Police Chief William Scott

 NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea

Fort Collins (Colo.) Police Chief Jeffrey Swoboda


Chief Swoboda here - Today, a jury in Minneapolis convicted former officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George...

Posted by Fort Collins Police Services on Tuesday, April 20, 2021

 Mountain View (Calif.) Police Chief Chris Hsiung


The guilty verdict that was handed down today in the trial of Derek Chauvin is the start of the healing process not just...

Posted by Chris Hsiung on Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Portland (Ore.) Police Association Executive Director, Daryl Turner


In Response to Chauvin Trial Verdict A Minnesota jury has imposed justice in finding Derek Chauvin guilty of murdering...

Posted by Portland Police Association on Tuesday, April 20, 2021

LAPD Chief Michel Moore

Wichita (Kan.) Police Chief Gordon Ramsey 

Henderson (Nev.) Police Cpt. Kirk Moore 

Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo 


Chief Art Acevedo statement following former Minneapolis Ofc. Derek Chauvin  Verdict. 

Posted by Miami Police Department on Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Houston Police Chief Troy Finner

Mayor Turner Addresses Guilty Verdict In Derek Chauvin Trial - 04/20/21

Mayor Sylvester Turner addressing the guilty verdict in Derek Chavin trial for the killing of George Floyd. Chavin was declared guilty on all three counts of murder and manslaughter.

Posted by HTV Houston Television on Tuesday, April 20, 2021

NEXT: What Chauvin’s guilty verdict means for law enforcement

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