De Blasio, Chief Harrison say NYPD will be ready for Chauvin verdict protests

The NYPD’s ready to respond to any demonstrations that may occur following the verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin, Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Chief of Department Rodney Harrison said Tuesday morning.

Jury deliberations were in progress the morning of April 20 in the criminal case of Chauvin, the disgraced Minneapolis police officer accused of murdering George Floyd. The verdict was reached in the afternoon, and will be announced at about 4:30 p.m. Eastern time.

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