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Derek Chauvin trial live: Judge weighs whether jury can hear evidence related to George Floyd's prior arrest

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MINNEAPOLIS – Court began Tuesday morning with debate over whether jurors in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin should be allowed to hear any evidence related to an arrest of George Floyd the year before his death. 

Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill ruled in January that evidence related to the 2019 arrest could not be brought up at trial. But Chauvin’s attorney moved Tuesday to admit some related evidence, in light of new documents from the federal government’s ongoing civil rights investigation. The judge said he’d take the matter under review.

Meanwhile, nine of the 12 jurors have been seated so far; two alternatives will also be selected.

Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder — which was added last week — and second-degree manslaughter.



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