Jury nearly complete for George Floyd murder trial

Minneapolis (AFP) – Jury selection is nearly complete in the high-profile trial of the white Minneapolis police officer facing murder and manslaughter charges for the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man whose dying breaths were captured on videotape. Fourteen jurors have been chosen so far for the trial of Derek Chauvin, who was seen kneeling on the neck of the handcuffed Floyd for nearly nine minutes, in a video of the incident shot by a bystander. Twelve jurors will decide Chauvin’s fate and Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill also wants three alternates on the panel in case any ju…

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