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Derek Chauvin trial live: Jury selection continues Friday

MINNEAPOLIS – Jury selection in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin continued Friday as the city agreed to pay $27 million to settle a civil lawsuit with George Floyd’s family.

So far, five of the six jurors selected are men. Three of the jurors identify as white, one as multiracial, one as Hispanic and one as Black, according Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill, who is presiding over the case. All are in their 20s or 30s, according to court records.

Chauvin’s attorneys have struck at least three jurors who are Hispanic throughout the week, something that spurred prosecutors to twice use Batson challenges. Such challenges claim that a potential juror was eliminated on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity or religion. The judge denied both challenges and denied there was any pattern of striking potential jurors on the basis of race.

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