Governor Tim Walz, after the verdicts were read, had high praise for those who witnessed George Floyd’s death:

“They saw George Floyd murdered in front of them, but they had the courage to stay, to record what they saw, and then bring forward that pain again and again and again, to make sure that George Floyd received justice.”

Walz says many people went day after day to 38th and Chicago and “kept that place sacred”– and…

“To the Floyd family, we grieve for you.   Today is a small measure, but George is not coming back. A child lost (a) father, brother, an uncle, a friend… — and we promise the pursuit will continue for justice.”