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Rep. Juan Vargas' Statement on Final Verdict of George Floyd's Murder Trial

Apr 20, 2021
Press Release

San Diego, CA (April 20, 2021) – Today, Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) released the following statement after a jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all counts of murder over the death of George Floyd.  The charges include unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.

"Justice has been served. George Floyd was clearly murdered and the jury held his murderer responsible for his actions today.  We, in Congress, passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.  Now we have to force the Senate to pass it and get President Biden to sign it into law so we can reform policing in America."

Vargas represents California’s 51st Congressional District which includes the southern portion of San Diego County, all of Imperial County, and California’s entire U.S.-Mexico border. Vargas was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012 and is currently serving his fifth term in Congress. He serves on the House Financial Services Committee and House Foreign Affairs Committee.