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March 4, 2021, 11:01 AM

Covid, Race Tensions Test Jury Picks for Floyd’s Accused Killer

Ellen M. Gilmer
Ellen M. Gilmer
Maya Earls
Maya Earls
Legal Reporter

The search for an impartial jury in the trial of the White former police officer accused of causing George Floyd’s death will be daunting in a case that dominated news cycles for months and sparked public uproar around the world.

Derek Chauvin faces second-degree murder and manslaughter charges for kneeling on Floyd’s neck for several minutes before the Black man died in Minneapolis in May 2020.

The trial starts Monday with the task of finding 12 jurors who can commit to setting aside their opinions and render a unanimous verdict based solely on what they hear in the courtroom, against ...

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