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Chauvin Trial Jury At 9 After 2 Dismissed

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In this screen grab from video, defense attorney Eric Nelson, left, defendant former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, right, and Nelson's assistant Amy Voss, back, listen as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides over jury selection in the trial of Chauvin Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn. Chauvin is charged in the May 25, 2020 death of George Floyd. (Court TV, via AP, Pool)

Nine jurors have now been selected to hear the case against the former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin. Two jurors were dismissed yesterday and two more were seated after they were questioned about the city’s 27-million dollar settlement with the family of George Floyd.

Floyd died in police custody last summer after being restrained by Chauvin for nearly nine minutes. Chauvin is being charged with second- and third-degree murder. His trial is scheduled to begin March 29th. Five more jurors are still needed, including two alternates.

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