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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

18 jurors selected for federal trial of George Floyd’s murder

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (AP) — Eighteen people have been selected to hear a federal case against three former Minneapolis officers accused of violating George Floyd’s civil rights during a May 2020 arrest that resulted in the death of a black man. There will be 12 jurors and six alternates. Most jurors appear white; two appear to be of Asian descent. The jury includes people from the Minneapolis metro area as well as the suburbs and far south of Minnesota. Here are some details:


A man from Hennepin County, a project manager for an architecture firm. Married without children. He has a master’s degree in architecture. A member of the American Home Brewers Association who said he enjoys drinking beer when he’s not doing home renovations.


A man who has lived in Hennepin County for over 40 years. He works in retail; his wife works in a grocery store. They have five children. She holds a degree in teaching French and education. Active in the Minnesota Indonesian Society.


A man who lives in Olmsted County, southeast Minnesota. Programmer. His wife is in medical research. Three children, one is still in college. He has a bachelor’s degree. Member of his Methodist Church. He devotes his free time to sports and reading.


A woman who lives in Ramsey County. Public Relations Director of the local government. Her husband is retired. She has children (one of them may be an adult). One daughter is 11 years old, she is a sixth grader. Active in the State Democratic Farm Labor Party. Graduated from the University of Minnesota.


A woman from Blue Earth County in southern Minnesota. She is retired and previously worked as an accountant for a pet food company. Her husband is a pensioner from the public service. She has two adult sons, one is in sales and the other is a project manager for a homebuilder. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Participates in the Master Gardener Program at the University of Minnesota.


A woman from Washington County. Handles logistics for a large local cooperative; her husband does the same for the same company. She has three children aged 10 to 2 years. She has a bachelor’s degree and a business degree. Likes to drive up north, spend time on the lake and in the camper with the kids.


A man from Ramsey County. Works as a project manager in the state government. His wife is a researcher at the university. He has a bachelor’s degree in geology. He enjoys spending his free time “tinkering with cars and motorcycles, reading, cooking with his wife, and playing tennis when the weather permits.”


A woman from Anoka County on the northern subway. She is an account manager. Married 24 years to a truck driver; three adult children. Has some college; loves to travel and try new places.


A woman from Jackson County in southwestern Minnesota. She homeschools her children. Her husband is a computer network administrator and owns his own business. They have five children aged 20 to 12. She is active in the church and on the YMCA swim team, where her girls swim. She loves to read and teaches at a home school co-op.


A person who lives in Hennepin County. He works as a maintenance and facilities manager at Eden Prairie. His girlfriend is a teacher. He has two adult children in their 20s. Three years in the Army. He is fond of hunting, fishing, hiking, hiking.


An Asian woman from Washington County near the subway. She is the school social worker and her fiancé is in school to become a pastor. He has a master’s degree in social work. In her spare time, she watches Netflix, hangs out with friends, dogs, and family. She said the only change in her application form was that “my boyfriend became a fiancé, which caused laughter in the courtroom.


A woman from Scott County, near the subway. She is in product development. Her husband is retired. Her children are 21 and 18 years old. She has a master’s degree and spends her free time actively walking dogs, shoveling snow, and listening to podcasts.



A man from Ramsey County. Account Manager at a data company. He is married and belongs to the family foundation. He said he had small children at home and was worried about what would happen if their school had to switch to remote learning during the trial.


A woman from Olmsted County in southeastern Minnesota. She is a hospital catering worker and her boyfriend works at the same job. She has a high school diploma. In her free time, she likes to run and eat with a guy.


A woman from Nicollet County in southern Minnesota. She’s retired. Formerly a cook at a hospital in Indiana. Her husband died in 2020. She has two children in their 40s. She is on the board of directors for Real Life St. Peter’s Cooperative Housing. She is also involved in her church and crochet.

JURY 73.

Asian male and possible immigrant from Ramsey County. Works at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. He is married and his wife stays at home with four small children. He loves watching sports and spending time with his family. He said he was involved in a civil suit in state court in August.


A person who has lived in Hennepin County for 71 years, not including military service. He and his wife are pensioners. He worked for the same company for 30 years and retired as a global business manager. He has been married for 48 years and has four children and five grandchildren. He has a master’s degree in business administration. He has been a Marine for six years and is actively involved in organizations related to his children and grandchildren, the VFW, and he spends his free time traveling and doing business with his grandchildren.


A woman from Anoka County. Works as a Publishing Graphic Specialist for Taylor Corporation, working on promotional items and graphics. Lived with his wife for 26 years, married to her for eight. “We only have four-legged children,” she said. She has a degree in graphic design. Likes to play bingo, attend VFW and sports events.

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