Jurors on TV
From Judge Connor’s trial next door.
9th floor cam’ra ban.
California Rules of the Court forbid close up photography of jurors. When the 9th floor pool camera shoots jurors from another courtroom, cameras are banned from the 9th floor hallway.
This incident exemplifies a major reason for the rule. The jurors were on a case in Judge Connor’s courtroom in which a couple of gang members were being tried for the shooting death of a police officer. Not in custody were other suspects in the case and gang associates who could, and in other cases have, intimidated, threatened or actually harmed people serving on juries such as the one involved in the trial Judge Connor was presiding over.