Friday, April 30, 2010

Mehserle Advisory re seating

Los Angeles Superior Court

Los Angeles County

Contact: Public Information Office 213-974-5227

Public Information Officer: Allan Parachini









April 30, 2010


Alameda County Superior Court Case #161210


People v. Johannes Mehserle


media seating for all future proceedings

bay area media organizations please take note


         This matter is calendared for a hearing on pre-trial motions on Friday, May 7 at 8:30 a.m. and calendared for trial beginning with jury selection on Tuesday, June 1 at 8:30 and, tentatively, Monday, June 14 for opening statements and trial.  The case remains assigned to Department 104, Room 309, 9th floor, of the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center, 210 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012. Media seating for jury selection may be more limited.

          Media outlets that wish to secure courtroom seating for all remaining proceedings in this matter, including the May 7 hearing and the trial, should call the Public Information Office beginning Monday, May 3, at 10 a.m. and concluding Tuesday, May 4 at 3 p.m. Seating reservations will not be accepted before or after these times.

         Judge Robert Perry, presiding, has indicated that, at this time, he does not intend to permit video or audio coverage of future proceedings. Media outlets that wish to submit requests anyway should do so as quickly as possible. They can be submitted by faxing to 213 621-7642. Please be advised that photography of any kind inside the courtroom or any public areas of the courthouse is strictly forbidden. Please contact the Los Angeles Superior Court’s Public Information Office if  you have questions. If you intend to cover the trial on an ongoing basis and have not yet contacted the Public Information Office immediately.

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