Trial Of Former Police Officer Derek Chauvin Gets Underway : Consider This from NPR : NPR

Kendra Waldauer carries a portrait of George Floyd as she arrives at a protest demonstration outside the Governor’s Mansion on Saturday in St. Paul, Minn.

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Jury selection in the highly anticipated trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin began Tuesday after being delayed amid an effort to gain clarity on the potential of a third-degree murder charge. Chauvin faces charges in the killing of George Floyd last Memorial Day.

Jamiles Lartey, who reports on criminal justice and policing for The Marshall Project, explains the delay.

NPR’s Leila Fadel and Adrian Florido have been covering the trial in Minneapolis.

Benjamin Crump, the attorney representing the family of George Floyd, argues that civil suits could deter police violence — even if settlements aren’t accompanied by a criminal conviction.

In participating regions, you’ll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what’s going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Lee Hale, Brent Baughman and Brianna Scott. It was edited by Sami Yenigun with help from Wynne Davis. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.

Source: U.S. News and National Top Stories : NPR

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