Final Juror for Chauvin Trial Chosen
A jury has been seated for the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in George Floyd’s death, with opening statements set for Monday.
The final juror was chosen Tuesday, more than two weeks after the process began. Attorneys and Judge Peter Cahill worked through more than 100 people, dismissing most because they acknowledged strong views about an incident that was captured on bystander video and shook the nation.
Chauvin is charged with murder and manslaughter in the May 2020 death of Floyd, a Black man, who was declared dead after Chauvin, who is white, pressed his knee against his neck for about nine minutes.
Six men and nine women were selected for the jury. Eight jurors are white, four are Black, two are mixed race, and one has not identified their race.