After day two of jury deliberations in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, Kenosha Police reported that a person, who later claimed to be associated with MSNBC, attempted to follow the bus that was transporting jurors home.
Kenosha Police wrote on Twitter that they suspect the person from the national media outlet was attempting to photograph the jurors and release their identities.
After the stunt, Judge Schroeder banned MSNBC from all further trial coverage. No one from MSNBC will be allowed in the courtroom for the remainder of the trial.
The person was reportedly identified as James G. Morrison with MSNBC from New York.
Police issued several traffic citations to Morrison as he reportedly blew through a red light attempting to follow the bus.
The suspect claimed that he had been instructed by his supervisor in New York to follow the jury bus. As Kenosha Police have noted, the incident is still under further investigation.
Schroeder said, “This is a very serious matter, and I don’t know what the truth of it is, but absolutely it would go without much thinking that someone who was following a jury bus, that is an extremely serious matter and will be referred to the proper authorities for further action.”
Day three of the Rittenhouse trials continue as no verdict has yet been reached although Rittenhouse filed for a mistrial.
Jurors were reportedly dismissed on day two at 4:30 p.m. after no consensus has been reached.
Live coverage of the trial continues on RSBN.