Jury selection in the Derek Chauvin trial is set to begin today (MON).

“It is going to be a lengthy process, I wouldn’t be surprised if the jury selection takes two to three weeks.”

Former U-S Attorney for Minnesota Thomas Heffelfinger says the issue is not whether people have heard of the Chauvin case, but whether the potential jurors can put aside whatever they have heard or seen in the media and make a decision based on the evidence and the law as they receive it in the courtroom. Each day, eight potential jurors will go to the courthouse–four in the morning and four in the afternoon and prosecutors and the defense will question each person, one at a time.