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The Guilty Verdict in the Chauvin Trial Did Not Cure America’s Over-policing Problem

Last Tuesday, I breathed a sigh of relief and my body relaxed a little bit as I listened to the judge announce the jury’s verdict in the trial against Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd. The jury found Chauvin guilty of unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. As a Black American and an attorney who has brought police misconduct cases and worked alongside grassroots...