The second week of jury selection in the trial of Derek Chauvin begins today (8am).
So far seven jurors have been seated. The demographic breakdown of those seven jurors is as follows: a white man in his 20s, two white men in their 30s, a multi-raced woman in her 20s, a black man in his 30s, a Hispanic male in his 20s, and a white woman in her 50s. Attorneys are expected to continue questioning prospective jurors today with a goal of filling 14 spots total. On Friday, as jury selection was underway, the city of Minneapolis announced a historic $27 million settlement with the family of George Floyd. No mention was made of the settlement during jury selection, as prospective jurors have been advised to avoid news about Derek Chauvin and George Floyd. Opening arguments in the trial are set for March 29th and Judge Pete Cahill says the trial should take about a month. This morning is expected to begin with a discussion on pending motions, followed by jury selection.