Politics

Let informed people be jurors

Jury selection is well underway in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for his role in the death of George Floyd last summer. A week and half into the process, seven of the 14 jurors (12 plus two alternates) have been selected. Two previously seated jurors were dismissed Wednesday after admitting they found it difficult to be impartial in light of the city’s $27 million settlement with the Floyd family in their civil suit.

Though in some ways unusual because of the high profile of this case, the long and onerous process by which the Chauvin jury is being chosen is a window into broader dysfunction of jury selection in the United States.

Source:

theweek.com

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