Screenshots of three or four jurors sitting in the front row were captured from a live stream and shared widely online Wednesday morning. The faces of at least two committee members can be seen in the clip. A photo of the jury members was shared on social media by a pop culture broadcaster with a following of 1.3 million.
“Due to some security issues… and the fact that we had an inadvertent recording of some of the jurors in the front row, would it be appropriate or acceptable for all of you to not continue filming Detective (Mark) Belknap?” Glanville asked several reporters in the courtroom.
Some jury seats are placed just outside the confines of the jury box so that the six defendants can be seen on the other side of the courtroom
Glanville said reporters could continue to record audio of the investigator’s testimony, but asked that his face not be shown.
Belknap, who has been on the stand since about 10:30 a.m., is the first of the prosecution’s 400 witnesses. Jury selection in the gang and racketeering case took 10 months, and the “Young Slime Life” trial is the longest in state history.
It is expected to last at least another six months, and possibly up to a year.
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