Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) released the following statement on the conviction of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd:

“While no trial can bring George Floyd back to his family and loved ones, today’s verdict offered accountability and a step towards justice for his murder.

“This means that one small hurdle has been cleared in our broader pursuit of systemic change and the effort to restore trust between police and the communities they serve. There was no ambiguity in this case. Derek Chauvin’s own law enforcement colleagues and superiors testified against him.

“Today, we move one step closer to fulfilling the pledge we make as a country to provide liberty and justice for all.”