Rittenhouse judge bans MSNBC from courthouse as jury continues deliberations
Category: News & PoliticsVia: vic-eldred • 3 weeks ago • 89 comments
By: , Greg Norman and Edmund DeMarche
Judge Bruce Schroeder has announced Thursday that staff from MSNBC will no longer be allowed inside the Kenosha County Courthouse following the incident in which a person was observed following a bus that the jury uses to get to and from the building.
“I have instructed that no one from MSNBC news will be permitted in this building for the duration of this trial. This is a very serious matter and I don’t know what the ultimate truth of it is, but absolutely it would go without much thinking that someone who is following the jury bus – that is an extremely serious matter and will be referred to the proper authorities for further action.”
The man spotted following the bus identified himself as James J. Morrison – and told investigators he was instructed to follow the vehicle, Schroeder added.
Mystery person seen following jury bus is taken into custody
The mystery person who was observed following a bus on Wednesday that transports the jury to and from the Kenosha County Courthouse -- and claiming to have been with NBC -- has been tracked down by police.
"Last night a person who is alleging to be affiliated with a national media outlet was briefly taken into custody and issued several traffic related citations," the Kenosha Police Department said in a statement. "Police suspect this person was trying to photograph jurors."
Police added that the investigation remains active and "there was no breach of security regarding the jury, nor were there any photographs obtained."
Judge Bruce Schroeder is expected to make a statement on this matter sometime this morning, according to Fox News' Jiovanni Lieggi.
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