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Derek Chauvin trial live: 7 jurors to be questioned about $27M settlement in George Floyd's death; judge will consider delaying proceedings

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MINNEAPOLIS — The second week of the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kicked off Monday morning with arguments over the the stunning news Friday of a $27 million settlement in George Floyd’s death. 

The arguments centered on whether the news, which happened amid the jury selection process, may have impacted the impartiality of the jury pool in Chauvin’s trial. Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill said he would consider delaying the proceedings and ordered the seven jurors be brought back before the court and questioned about their exposure to the news. 

Cahill, along with lawyers for defense and prosecution, have been asking potential jurors about their previous knowledge of the case, whether they’ve seen it on the news and how they responded to a 13-page questionnaire. Twelve jurors and two alternatives will be selected.

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