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As Derek Chauvin is Found Guilty, Minnesota Bishops Call for Prayer and Civility

BloombergPeople react after the verdict is read in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin outside Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S., on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes last May, was convicted of second-degree murder in his politically explosive trial.

The state’s bishops released a statement on Tuesday afternoon before the verdict was announced, asking for civility, prayer, and justice, and calling for an end to racism.