Derek Chauvin’s trial in George Floyd’s death would be unusual for several reasons: it would be livestreamed from Minneapolis, attendance would be severely limited due to coronovirus, and public interest in the case could make it one of the highest-recent. Profile testing in memory of the same.
Prosecutors and Mr. Chauvin’s attorneys will begin narrowing down a pool of people to find 12 gamblers, a process that began Tuesday and is expected to last about three weeks. Jury selection is the only part of the trial that will not be streamed live, although audio will be available.
Once the jury is selected, the trial can be monitored nytimes.comThrough a livestream delivered by Court TV. The witness’s testimony and the attorneys’ presentation must last several weeks before they can start deliberating on the evidence.
Among those permitted in the courtroom, on the 18th floor of the Hennepin County Government Center, are judges, juries, witnesses, court staff, attorneys and Mr. Chauvin, and only a handful of spectators. Judge, Peter A. Cahill wrote an order On March 1, only one member of Mr. Floyd’s family and one member of Mr. Chauvin’s family will be allowed to stay in the room at any time. Two seats will be reserved for journalists and various journalists will rotate throughout the trial, including The New York Times.
Lawyers, spectators, gamblers and witnesses will be required to wear masks at the time of speaking. According to Judge Cahill’s order, viewers are prohibited from placing any visual images, logos, letters or numbers on their masks or clothing.
Among the many witnesses expected to testify, the most prominent would be Darnella Frazier, a teenager who took a video of Mr. Chauvin kneeling on Mr. Floyd’s neck; Medparia Ardondo, head of the Minneapolis Police Department, who fired Mr. Chauvin, condemning his actions Calling Mr. Floyd’s death “murder”; And Dr. Andrew Baker, Hennepin County Medical Examiner who attributed the death of Mr. Floyd to a “cardiopulmonary arrest, which complicates law enforcement subcontract, numbness and compression of the neck.”