WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) released the following statement after the jury found Derek Chauvin guilty in the death of George Floyd.  

“Today’s conviction brings accountability and I hope it brings some semblance of peace for George Floyd’s family who has endured an unimaginable loss. However, this verdict doesn’t change the fact that we have necessary work to do to reform policing, build trust, and ensure justice. I am committed to working with my colleagues toward the kinds of reforms that will ensure our nation lives up to its promise of equal justice for all.”