Memorials to George Floyd are seen at the intersection of East 38th Street and Chicago Avenue, now known as George Floyd Square, Wednesday, March 3, 2021, in Minneapolis. Jury selection for the Derek Chauvin trial is scheduled to begin on March 8. Chauvin, an ex-Minneapolis police officer, faces trial on charges of second-degree unintentional murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. (Joe Ahlquist / Forum News Service)

In the coming weeks, Minnesota will once again be in the spotlight as Chauvin, a white man, is tried for second-degree murder and manslaughter in the killing of Floyd, a Black man. Experts call it the most high-profile trial of a police officer in U.S. history.

The trial comes on the heels of several notorious Minnesota cases involving police killings. Former officer Jeronimo Yanez shot and killed Philando Castile, a Black man, during a…

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