Lexington police accountability group relieved by Chauvin verdict

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDKY) – There was no loud reaction or cheers when Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict was read. For a small group gathered in downtown Lexington, it was more of a sigh of relief.

One woman said she really is in disbelief.

In front of Fayette Circuit Court has been the meeting point for groups protesting racial injustice and police brutality going back to over a year ago when hundreds of people marched there demanding justice for Breonna Taylor and George Floyd.

A group called LPD Accountability led that effort last year, and some of their members gathered downtown again to listen to the verdict together.

They say this is a win and they feel it is something to celebrate, but say there is still work to be done in holding officers accountable in these situations.

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