Jury trials are set to resume in Broome County next week

first_imgWhen a witness testifies, in order to see their face, they will wear some type of face shield or maintain proper distance from others. Michael Korchak, Broome County District Attorney, says this will be a new experience for everyone. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Jury trials are set to resume in Broome County on Monday and the selection process is changing. Korchak says he anticipates jury selection will be drawn out over the course of a few days. To limit the number of people in the courtroom, jurors will come into the courtroom in shifts. They’ll be in groups of 20 to 25, socially distant and wearing masks. In the courtroom, Plexiglas separates jurors and attorneys. “Everyone has a right to a jury trial, jury of their peers,” Korchak said. “We’re looking forward to getting back to the swing of things shortly.” “Lower level trials with less jurors will probably take two, if not three days, to select the jury,” Korchak said. “Just to be safe and to make sure we follow the proper protocols.”last_img

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