Nine months after George Floyd’s demise uncovered the racial injuries in the United States. The white police officer accused of killing the 46-year-old Black man is going to be investigated. The jury decision starts in Minneapolis on Monday for the case against Derek Chauvin. Who was recorded with his knee on Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes as the handcuffed man attempted to breathe?
Who is George Floyd and what happened to him?
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He was an African American who was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Floyd grew up in Houston, Texas, He was a hip-hop artist. And served as a mentor in his religious community.
Many reports say he purchased a bunch of cigarettes at a corner shop in South Minneapolis on the night of 25 May 2020. A shop assistant thought he used a counterfeit $20 bill. And called the police after Mr. Floyd refused to give the cigarettes back.
Officers arrived and handcuffed him, but when they tried to put him into the squad car he opposed. And a struggle ended with Mr. Floyd face-down on the street. The passer nearby started filming the brutality of the police.
The video shows that Mr. Floyd shouted more than 20 times that he could not breathe. But cops didn’t listen to him due to which he passed away.
Mr. Chauvin (the cop) put his left knee between Mr. Floyd’s head and neck. And kept it there for seven minutes and 46 seconds, as indicated by investigators. Two different officials assisted with putting him down, while another obstructed spectators from mediating.
When will George Floyd trial start?
The judicial election process began on Monday, March 8th. The debate will begin on March 29 and is expected to last at least a month.
The contentious process will see lawyers for both sides question dozens – or possibly hundreds of candidates – and eventually choose 16 people. Twelve jurors will sit to assess the case and four other alternates were chosen as backups.
The candidate’s judge sent in questions stating his knowledge of the case, his contacts with the police and the media.
Each side can remove judicial candidates from the panel, but if either party decides that the judges of the court are protected because of racism, ethnicity, or race, then the opposition lawyer can present a “Batson Challenge”. There is. The judge decides whether the juror stays or goes.
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