Jury selection has began in the case of Derek Chavin, the former Minneapolis cop charged with the murder of George Floyd, According to ABC10, five of the jurors are white and four are people of color. Among the nine jurors selected, three are women. Their racial identity is not clear. The panel will consist of 14 people – 12 jurors and two alternates

A week ago, the Minneapolis City Council approved a $27 million settlement with Floyd’s family over his death making it the most substantial  settlement in the city’s history and one of the largest in U.S. history.

Therefore, Chavin's defense team has asked the judge overseeing the case to consider their request to delay the trial proceedings out of concern that the civil settlement recently awarded to the Floyd may taint the jury pool. The judge is considering the request.

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