George Floyd's family remarks ahead of Derek Chauvin trial | USA TODAY 1

George Floyd’s family remarks ahead of Derek Chauvin trial | USA TODAY

 

Jury selection was delayed Monday in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin while an appeal proceeds over the possible reinstatement of a third-degree murder charge.

Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd last May. Prosecutors contend Floyd, 46, was killed by Chauvin's knee, compressed against Floyd’s neck for more than 9 minutes while he was handcuffed and pinned to the pavement.

Legal experts say bystander video of the incident, as well as two autopsy reports, will play central roles in the trial. The question at the heart of the case is whether what people saw on the video was murder or a terrible tragedy.

Jury selection was delayed until at least Tuesday.

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23 comments

  1. Espero que estos asquerosos policías y el juez hagan justicia que no lo creo pero bueno vamoa ver, a lo mejor el asesino policía tendrían que darle la misma medicina

  2. Didn’t you people get your justice when you burnt down cities across America, all while murdering others, looting, and blaming others for your crimes.

  3. I’m actually tired of hearing from these people who all profited quite a bit from this incident. This shouldn’t have happened but if George Floyd wasn’t hyped up on fentanyl it wouldn’t have.
    And I think the massive burning, looting, and rioting of cities was enough. And you know if they don’t get the outcome they want ( and I actually don’t think they will) this city is screwed

  4. Y’all and this peace garbage
    Peace does nothing, but get you murde
    Too late 4 peace

    Their is no justice
    So there’s no peace

  5. Floyd shouldnt be used for fake news media’s racist agendas.
    He should be used as an anti-drug PSA

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