8 Mar 2021

George Floyd trial jury selection delayed

Washington Correspondent

In the United States, the trial of the former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd has hit a stumbling block during its first day.

Jury selection had been expected to start today in the trial of Derek Chauvin but was delayed after the prosecution tried to add a further charge.

There have been peaceful protests leading up to the trial but the city of Minneapolis is braced for violence after last year’s Black Lives Matter protests were reignited by George Floyd’s killing.