Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter and jury selection in his trial begins Monday, March 8, 2021.
Jury selection begins Monday in Derek Chauvin's trial, which is expected to come down to two key questions: Did Chauvin's actions cause Floyd's death, and were his actions reasonable?
Floyd’s death sparked sometimes violent protests in Minneapolis and beyond, and led to a nationwide reckoning on race.
The second-degree murder charge requires prosecutors to prove Chauvin caused Floyd's death while committing or trying to commit a felony — in this case, third-degree assault.
Instead, they must prove his actions caused Floyd's death, and that they were reckless and without regard for human life.