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Shadow of Chauvin case hangs over trial


MINNEAPOLI­S » It’s former Officer Kim Potter who’s on trial for the killing of Daunte Wright, but the trial in the same courtroom earlier this year of ex-cop Derek Chauvin is casting a shadow over the proceeding­s.

During jury selection last week, there was little mention of Chauvin or George Floyd, whose death sparked outrage over police brutality in the U.S. But with opening statements set for today, reminders of the earlier case are everywhere, ranging from the presence of some of the same prosecutor­s who tried Chauvin to potential jurors being asked about their fears of delivering an unpopular verdict.

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