Publicity surrounding George Floyd case a challenge for jury selection

Minneapolis (AFP) – Millions of people have watched the video of George Floyd’s death. A dozen will decide the fate of the white policeman seen kneeling for nearly nine minutes on the neck of the 46-year-old Black man. Seating a 12-member jury for the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, a 19-year veteran of the Minneapolis police force, is particularly difficult because the case has received such widespread publicity. “The challenge is to find jurors who have not made up their mind, who have not prejudged the case,” said David Schultz of the law school of Hamline University.  The viral video of Flo…

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