Minneapolis braces for trial of officer charged in George Floyd's death

Minneapolis (AFP) – Minneapolis residents braced for the opening on Monday of what is sure to 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. Jury selection begins at 8:00 am (1400 GMT), though final debates over the exact charges against 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 — could yet delay the proceedings. For now, Chauvin …

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