The trial of Derek Chauvin, the white cop on trial for the murder of black American George Floyd, was postponed on Monday. This happened before the selection of the jury members began. The judge decided to postpone the trial for at least one day because the plaintiffs wanted to expand the charges against Chauvin.
Prosecutors want to add to the charges against Chauvin Third degree murder. Another court is still considering this request.
he met Third degree murder Means that a person commits an act that endangers others without regard for human life.
Floyd’s death sparked massive protests around the world against racism and police brutality. Floyd, 46, died on May 25 last year while in detention in Minneapolis. Charged with using a fake $ 20 banknote. Floyd’s hands were tied and placed on the ground by three officers. Officer Chauvin put his knee on Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes.
The Minneapolis trial was supposed to begin Monday morning local time with jurors selected. Very strict security measures have been taken.
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