Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty
 

Judge Orders Jury Round-Up From Street

LONDON, Ontario, Jan. 19 (UPI) — A Canadian judge invoked a rare legal option by ordering police to round up jurors from the street outside a London, Ontario, courthouse.

A trial for three men charged with assault, threats and forcible confinement fell one short of the 12 required jurors Monday afternoon after 130 people had been questioned by defense and prosecutors, The London (Ontario) Free Press reported.

Judge Kelly Gorman then ordered police to hit the streets outside the courthouse. She told them to “wrangle up members of the public,” all of whom appeared for vetting Tuesday, the QMI news agency reported.

Of the 20 people dragooned, a female bank worker, was chosen for jury duty.

The jury was sent out of the courtroom to wait for most of the day while lawyers made legal arguments, the reports said.

The trial came to an anti-climax for the jurors at 3 p.m., when the three defendants entered guilty pleas and the judge dismissed the jury.

UPI - United Press International, Inc.

Since 1907, United Press International (UPI) has been a leading provider of critical information to media outlets, businesses, governments and researchers worldwide.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “Judge Orders Jury Round-Up From Street”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at newstips@personalliberty.com

Bottom
close[X]

Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to PersonalLiberty.com,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.