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Central Ohio officials are reacting to the conviction of Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd.

With the jury expected to begin deliberating soon in the Derek Chauvin murder trial of George Floyd, the effects of the ruling will be felt across the country. Columbus and Franklin County officials joined area community leaders this afternoon in calling for calm regardless of the verdict.

George Floyd’s murder on Memorial Day weekend at the hands of Minneapolis officer Derick Chauvin and his three supporting officers has re-engergized the Black Lives Matter movement. While police brutality is the movement's central focus, addressing broader health disparities is a critical part of racial justice.