Trial of ex-cop accused of George Floyd killing to begin in March

Washington (AFP) – The trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin — charged with murdering African American man George Floyd — will begin as scheduled March 8, but his co-defendants will appear separately in late August, a judge ordered in a decision made public Tuesday. Both the prosecution and defense had requested to postpone the start of the trial in the northern US state of Minnesota due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Even in the largest courtroom in the county, it would be “impossible to comply with COVID-19 physical restrictions in a joint trial involving all four defendants…

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