• Ed Gaines

Jury selection in the Derek Chauvin trial is delayed until Tuesday

Jury selection in the Derek Chauvin trial is delayed until at least Tuesday, as the prosecution asks the Minnesota Court of Appeals for a stay.



The prosecution argued that jury selection should halt while the defense asks the state Supreme Court to review a ruling regarding the third-degree murder charge.




The trial of former police agent #DerekChauvin, accused of murdering #GeorgeFloyd, begins this Monday. The court proceedings begin with jury selection.



America is bracing for the opening of what will be one of the nation's most closely watched trials in years -- that of the white policeman charged with killing George Floyd, a Black man whose dying struggles were captured on a video seen around the world.



Derek Chauvin -- the now-former city officer who used his knee to pin a pleading, gasping Floyd by the neck to the pavement for nearly nine minutes -- faces second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in the Hennepin County district court.




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