The jury choice course of within the George Floyd homicide trial is underway, and it is clear the decide, prosecutors and protection attorneys need to know the place potential jurors stand on social justice.
The Hennepin County Special Juror Questionnaire was simply mailed out to residents who might probably determine whether or not the 4 accused cops are responsible of homicide.
TMZ obtained a replica, and it begins by telling potential jurors they’re to keep away from viewing something in regards to the case from today ahead … then digs into what they already know, and the way they bought that data.
Plenty of it’s primary stuff for extremely publicized circumstances, however then it asks … “Did you, or somebody near you, take part in any of the demonstrations or marches towards police brutality that happened in Minneapolis after George Floyd’s loss of life?”
If the answer is sure, the subsequent query is … in the event that they carried an indication and what the signal mentioned.
The questionnaire continues with … “Did you or somebody you already know get injured or endure any property harm through the protests that happened after George Floyd’s loss of life?” Additionally … “Do you consider your group has been negatively or positively affected by any of the protests which have taken place within the Twin-Cities space since George Floyd’s loss of life?”
Different questions concentrate on the media and regulation enforcement. Clearly, with law enforcement officials on trial, the intent right here is to uncover biases … both towards or in favor of cops.
As we have reported … former officer Derek Chauvinfaces costs of second-degree homicide and second-degree manslaughter for Floyd’s loss of life, and the trial is ready to being March 8.
The opposite officers — J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao are charged with two counts every — one for aiding and abetting 2nd-degree homicide and one for aiding and abetting 2nd-degree manslaughter.