Pretrial hearings begin for officer accused of fatally shooting man

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The trial of an NYPD officer who allegedly shot and killed a man while off duty on July 4, 2016 is nearing its start.

Officer Wayne Isaacs is accused of shooting Delrawn Small after a road rage incident in East New York.

Attorneys in court made motions for each side Wednesday, with the victim's family in the room. The defense tried to submit Small's criminal history, which they claim includes 11 arrests, but the judge chose not to include that information.

Jury selection on Thursday. Both sides agree that they have faith in a jury to reach a fair verdict.

This marks the first case in which the New York state attorney general is serving as prosecution.

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