MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Jury selection begins Monday for a former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder and manslaughter in George Floyd's death.

Derek Chauvin's trial, which is expected to last weeks, will be overseen by an experienced, no-nonsense judge and argued by skilled attorneys on both sides.

Outside issues such as the COVID-19 pandemic and a global outcry over racial inequities are also affecting the trial, which will be streamed online for the world to see.

Floyd, who was Black, died May 25 after Chauvin pressed his knee on Floyd’s neck while Floyd pleaded that he couldn’t breathe.

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