The death that sparked a worldwide movement will take center stage in a heavily fortified Minneapolis courtroom on Monday as jury selection begins in Derek Chauvin’s trial in the death of George Floyd.
In a case with so much media attention, it may be impossible to find a jury that hasn’t heard about Floyd’s death. But the goal is not to find ignorant people; it’s to find jurors who can be impartial and are open to hearing the evidence and the law.
“No matter what a potential juror has seen or heard, can they set that aside and base their decision on evidence in court and the law the judge gives them?” said Mary Moriarty, the former chief Hennepin County public defender.
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