Judge Derek Chauvin moves forward with jury selection. Prosecutors are scared.

Jury selection began Tuesday in the high-profile trial of Derek Chauvin – despite an ongoing legal dispute over the possible reinstatement of a third degree murder charge against the former Minneapolis cop.

Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill on Tuesday made the unusual move to move the 44-year-old’s trial forward, worrying prosecutors who argued this week that the pre-charge third degree process had been decided by a court appeal could ultimately lead to Chauvin’s case. get thrown.

Chauvin, one of four officers indicted for his involvement in the death of George Floyd, is currently facing two counts, second degree murder and second degree manslaughter, during his trial in district court of Hennepin County. The former cop is accused of violently arresting Floyd for a fake $ 20 bill on May 25 and kneeling on the unarmed black man’s neck for more than eight minutes. He faces up to 40 years in prison.

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