Jurors Deadlocked in Oakland Police Case
Despite insisting they are hopelessly deadlocked, jurors were ordered to resume deliberating Monday in the trial of three former Oakland police officers accused of abusing prisoners and lying on police reports.
Thursday, the jury told Alameda County Superior Court Judge Leo Dorado that they could only reach verdicts on eight of 35 counts. They said no amount of time would result in more verdicts. The judge disagreed and ordered them to resume deliberations on Monday.
Defense lawyers called the move coercive.
The exhausted jurors hung their heads and appeared to take the news hard.
These developments came exactly one year after testimony began in what has become the longest criminal trial in Alameda County history.
The 7-man, 5-woman jury has deliberated since May 29 after hearing testimony from 84 witnesses.