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Jury sworn in for George Floyd murder trial

Members of Visual Black Justice protesters hold a rally outside the Hennepin County Government Center before the trial of former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin on March 29, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Kerem Yucel / AFP)
Members of Visual Black Justice protesters hold a rally outside the Hennepin County Government Center before the trial of former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin on March 29, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Kerem Yucel / AFP)

A jury is sworn in for the high-profile trial of the white US police officer facing murder and manslaughter charges for the death of George Floyd.

Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill swears in the 12 jurors and two alternates in a heavily guarded Minneapolis courtroom.

Former police officer Derek Chauvin faces up to 40 years in prison if convicted of second-degree murder for Floyd’s May 25, 2020 death, which sparked anti-racism protests around the world.

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