Jury chosen for trial of US policeman charged for Floyd death

Minneapolis (AFP) – A jury was seated on Tuesday for the high-profile trial of the white police officer facing murder and manslaughter charges for the death of George Floyd, a Black man whose last breaths were captured on video. Opening arguments in the trial of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, 44, are scheduled to begin on Monday. Chauvin could face up to 40 years in prison if convicted of the most serious charge — second-degree murder. Floyd’s May 25, 2020 death sparked protests for racial justice and against police brutality across the United States and around the world. The judge…

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