Opening statements to begin in fed trial of former cops charged in George Floyd's death

Opening statements are set to begin on Monday in the federal trial of three former Minnesota police officers charged with violating the civil rights of George Floyd.

1/24/2022 8:17:00 PM

Opening statements set to begin in the federal trial of three former Minnesota police officers charged with violating the civil rights of George Floyd during a 2020 arrest that led to his death and prompted nationwide protests.

Opening statements are set to begin on Monday in the federal trial of three former Minnesota police officers charged with violating the civil rights of George Floyd.

Stephen Maturen/Getty Imagesduring a 2020 arrest that led to his death and prompted nationwide protests.Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP, FILE"This trial will be another painful experience for the Floyd family, who must once more relive his grueling death in excruciating detail," the statement from the family's attorneys said.

, including six alternates, was impaneled in just one day, chosen on Thursday from a pool of 256 potential jurors. The jury is comprised of 11 women and seven men, none of whom are Black.Kueng, Lane and Thao have all pleaded not guilty.Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

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