Cop rules for dating daughter
"I may not be scared of a young male with a hoodie on because I've been socialized to be around these types of individuals.
Three hung juries in the case of a white former Oklahoma police officer charged with fatally shooting his daughter's black boyfriend had one thing in common besides unwillingness to convict: Each had only one African-American juror. Supreme Court cases point to the importance of racial identity and policing when it comes to jury selection, which is set to start Monday. involved in fatal shootings of black residents have recently faced similar trials."I don't think there's any way to get around it because of what has happened in this community." The racial makeup of the juries in Kepler's previous trials prompted criticism from at least one civil rights group.Tulsa activist Marq Lewis with We the People Oklahoma said Kepler's defense attorneys have been booting potential jurors based on skin color.O'Carroll did not return messages this past week seeking comment on the case.Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler declined to comment specifically on the racial makeup of the past juries, but acknowledged "frustration" with the results of the trials.