A juror serves on a high profile case and in the jury room votes for acquittal. The jury divides along racial lines and eventually returns a verdict on a lesser offense. The juror, upset at the result, calls the Judge to let him know what occurred.
What does Judge Michael Robinson of Broward do?
A) Disclose the juror's allegations to both parties and hold a hearing?
B) Speak to the juror to find out exactly what occurred?
C) Have a staff member call the juror back and strongly instruct the juror to not speak to anyone and order the juror to meet with the judge alone at 8:30?
If you said C, then you remembered we're dealing with a Broweird judge here.
The JAA Blog has all the details here.
The Juror's affidavit is here (the juror ignored the judge's "request" and obtained counsel.)
Can someone explain to us what it is with Broward?
Is it the water? What causes people up there to behave this way?
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