Derek Chauvin on trial for George Floyd’s killing

Chauvin, a former police officer, was seen with his knee on Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes. He pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
1:51 | 03/09/21

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Transcript for Derek Chauvin on trial for George Floyd’s killing
The other news this Monday night, to Minneapolis and the first day of the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek chauvin, charged in the death of George Floyd. Under tight security today. Chauvin, of course, seen around the world kneeling on Floyd's neck for more Thain nine minutes in that video. He's facing manslaughter and murder charges, but what halted jury selection today? ABC's Alex Perez from Minneapolis tonight. Reporter: Tonight, the eyes of the nation on Minneapolis as the trial for Derek chauvin, the officer accused of killing George Floyd, is set to begin. I'm expecting justice today. Reporter: Because of covid restrictions, only one family member allowed in the courtroom. In court, chauvin taking notes today. He's pleaded not guilty to second degree murder and second degree manslaughter. But before jury selection could even get started, a delay. We've sent all the jurors home, so, we're not going to have any jury selection today. Reporter: The parties sparring after an appeals court said the judge should consider reinstating a third degree murder charge. The third degree murder charge is different than the other charges that he currently faces and that gives the prosecutor -- or would give the prosecutor, another option. Reporter: The court tasked with finding 12 jurors and four alternates who, even though they may have seen that gut-wrenching video of Floyd's last breaths as officers tried to keep bystanders back, can still imagine to remain impartible and follow jury instructions. And David, jurors will face a number of questions, including if they have ever attended a George Floyd demonstration and how they feel about the pro-police movement, blue lives matter. It will depend on the ongoing appeals, but the judge hopes to get jury selection started tomorrow. David? Alex, thank you. We should note that tonight in

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