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Civil Rights Trial of Ex-Cops Involved in George Floyd Murder Begins in St. Paul

HeadlineJan 21, 2022

In Minnesota, jury selection wrapped up Thursday in the federal trial of three former Minneapolis police officers charged with federal civil rights violations in George Floyd’s murder. The jury of 18 is made up of 10 women and eight men; most of them appear to be white, and none are Black. Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao stood by and watched as Derek Chauvin murdered Floyd, pressing his knee into Floyd’s neck for over nine minutes. The three face charges of aiding and abetting murder and manslaughter in a separate trial set to begin in a Hennepin County court in March.

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