Jury Selection For Accused Detroit Cop Killer

DETROIT (WWJ) -Tuesday was day two of jury selection in the trial a Detroit man accused in the murder of a Detroit Police officer last year.

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Jason Gibson (booking photo)

Detroiter Jason Gibson is charged with first-degree murder and assault in the May 3rd shooting death of Officer Brian

In her questions to potential jurors, Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Cynthia Gray Hathaway asked how many had been victims of crimes, had ever been convicted of a crime, or had family or friends convicted of crimes. 

WWJ’s Pat Sweeting reports that several raised their hands, but said they could remain impartial if selected for the jury.

After a portion of the jury pool was dismissed, Judge Hathaway, along with an assistant prosecutor, later spent nearly two hours instructing potential jurors in the areas of fairness, impartiality and deciding a case based on evidence.

One juror was dismissed after she told the judge she worried about serving on this particular jury because of friend who often speaks of her worries about the safety of her daughter who is a police officer.

Huff was a 12-year veteran of the Detroit Police Department.  He was married with a ten-year-old son.

  • Meka

    Jason Gibson was also a Father, Son, friend, brother and deserves a fair trial. There are many conflicting accounts in this case. i hope justice will be impartially served. However, after media coverage with tags such as ‘cop killer’ already being used – i doubt it. There are no scholarship funds for his children who have also lost a father and have no pension checks coming in their support. Detroit police hold fund raisers when one of their own is killed but not when they kill innocent citizens. Cops shouldn’t be allowed to come from a suburb to police the inner city. The idea of people being policed by their peers isn’t without merit. For citizens of the city it creates the tensions of an occupation. both families are in my prayers

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