Originally posted on Frederick Leatherman Law Blog:

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Good morning:

I write today to explain another jury selection rule that is important for a lawyer to consider when deciding whether to exercise a peremptory challenge.

The order in which the PJs (prospective jurors) were called determines the order in which the PJ’s fill in as PJs are excused for cause and peremptory challenge.

For example, let us suppose that we have 10 PJs numbered 1-10.

Let us also suppose that PJs 1, 5, 6, and 9 are excused either for cause or by peremptory challenge.

The new order is 2, 3, 4, 7, 8 and 10.

If we have a jury of 4 with 1 alternate, the jury will be composed of former PJs 2, 3, 4 and 7. They will now be known as jurors 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Former PJ 8 will become the alternate and PJ 10 will be excused.

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Screenshot of Sacramento police beating man to deathA man taken into custody by the Sacramento Police Department has died, and police are currently investigating the events leading up to the man’s death after being beaten by a female police officer, reports CBS Sacramento.

According to police, a man walked into a local Metro PCS store and frightened a female employee with “unintelligible” statements. She called 911 and when police arrived, he attempted to barricade himself in the store.

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According to the police press release, pepper spray and multiple baton strikes were used to free an officer that was in the suspect’s grasp. In addition, the release notes bystanders kicking the suspect, a security guard also using a baton on the suspect.

The suspect was eventually restrained and brought into custody after backup officers and a nearby off-duty Sacramento County District Attorney investigator arrived. After the subject was in custody, officers noted he…

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