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Derek Chauvin Jury Selection Delayed

On Monday, inside a heavily fortified Courtroom, Jury Selection in the Trial of Derek Chauvin was *supposed* to begin. The former Minneapolis Police Officer is charged with Second Degree Unintentional Murder and Second Degree Manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. However, a dispute over a third charge is delaying the Jury Selection process.

Crowds gather outside a Minneapolis Courthouse calling for justice for George Floyd. The 46-year-old black man died last May after Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin put his knee on Floyd’s Neck for nearly eight minutes. Floyd’s death sparked months of protests and a seismic shift in public opinion about Race and Policing.

Chauvin was fired from the force and charged with Second Degree Unintentional Murder and Second Degree Manslaughter, to which he has pleaded Not Guilty. But before Jury Selection started, Prosecutors wanted to halt the process until an Appeal over reinstating a Third Degree Murder charge is resolved.

The Judge dismissed Potential Jurors for the day. But that didn’t stop the people outside from waving signs, chanting, and pleading for change.

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