The Trial of Derek Chauvin Will Be Televised

The Trial of Derek Chauvin Will Be Televised

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MAY 30: A protester holds a sign with a photo of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin during demonstrations following the death of George Floyd on May 30, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Chauvin was taken into custody for Floyd's death. Chauvin has been accused of kneeling on Floyd's neck as he pleaded with him about not being able to breathe. Floyd was pronounced dead a short while later. Chauvin and 3 other officers, who were involved in the arrest, were fired from the police department after a video of the arrest was circulated. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Today our focus again will be directed towards Minneapolis, as the trial of Derek Chauvin is set to begin.

The former officer was released on $1 million bond is facing murder charges for second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for kneeling on the neck of George Floyd back in May 2020 for nine minutes. The incident was caught on tape and drew outrage and a worldwide reckoning on police reform, racial justice and equality.

For those interested in watching, the trial will be televised. The jury selection is scheduled for today and will last for three weeks. Opening statements are expected on March 29 and trial proceedings will span another two to four weeks. The process is expected to be complete by mid- to late-April. If Convicted, they will schedule a sentencing hearing for later date.

Watch it live on court TV or Peacock. Reports show it’s likely to be among the most closely watched legal events in recent US history.

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