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The trial of Derek Chauvin, a former police officer charged in the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, could be one of the most highly charged in recent history. Finding a group of jurors – impartial men and women who reflect the city’s diversity – is a challenge.
Legal experts say that the selection of the jury is crucial to the trial, and to the perception that people have of the legal process.
“The whole world watched this video, so the whole world is expecting there to be a response,” says Artika Tyner, a law professor