Jury selection paused for ex-cop charged in Floyd's death
March 7, 2021
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jury selection for a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd's death was halted before it began Monday by the state's effort to add a third-degree murder charge.
As hundreds of protesters rallied outside the courthouse to call for Derek Chauvin's conviction, Judge Peter Cahill said he did not have jurisdiction to rule on whether the third-degree murder charge should be reinstated while the issue is being appealed.
Cahill initially ruled jury selection would begin as scheduled, but after prosecutors asked the Court of Appeals to put the case on hold, t...