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

Minneapolis (AFP) – Minneapolis residents were bracing Sunday for the opening 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. 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. Floyd’s death laid bare already sore racial wounds in…

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