Former police officer Derek Chauvin's trial is now underway. The judge began by instructing the jury about its duties and about courtroom procedures ahead of opening statements. A jury of 14 people will hear the case - eight who are white and six who are Black or multiracial, according to the court. Two of the 14 will be alternates. The judge has not said which ones will be alternates and which ones will deliberate the case.
March 29, 2021