Prof. Levenson quoted in KPCC-FM story on the Kelly Thomas trial
Professor Laurie Levenson discussed the deliberation process that the jurors face on the Kelly Thomas trial with KPCC-FM. Jurors must decide whether two former Fullerton police officers are guilty of the charges in the 2011 death of Kelly Thomas, a mentally-ill homeless man. Levenson comments that the gravity of such a case could result in a long deliberation period.
"It's impossible to know how long the jury will take, but I would expect in a case of this significance and this amount of evidence, it will take the jury at least a couple of days to get organized and get through the evidence," said Laurie Levenson, a law professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and a former federal prosecutor. "If they come back with an immediate verdict, it's probably not a great sign for the prosecution."