Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Cosby’s Lawyers Accuse DA of Blocking Black Jurors

PITTSBURGH — Bill Cosby's defense lawyers accused prosecutors Tuesday of trying to keep black jurors off the mostly white panel that will decide if he's guilty or innocent of sexual assault.

The charge came after the Montgomery County district attorney's office used one of its seven peremptory challenges to remove a black woman with a scandal in her past. 

"We believe this is systematic exclusion of African-Americans," defense lawyer Brian McMonagle complained, lodging what's known as a Batson challenge.  

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