Oklahoma Officer’s Trial Underway, District New Parking Meter Rules

Oklahoma Officer’s Trial Underway

Jury selection is underway in the trial of a Tulsa police officer. Officer Betty Shelby is facing manslaughter charges in the death of Terence Crutcher. Shelby allegedly shot and killed the African-American man last September during an altercation. Seventy potential jurors were called yesterday morning and attorneys have to have 12 jurors selected today.

White House Defends Actions On Flynn

Presidential spokesman Sean Spicer is defending White House actions after then-Acting Attorney General Sally Yates delivered a warning about National Security Adviser Michael Flynn in January. In his daily briefing today, Spicer was pressed about why it took 18 days for President Trump to fire Flynn after Yates’ warning. He said there was a process of analysis and deliberation that took place. Yates told White House officials that Flynn put himself in a compromising position by offering misleading accounts of conversations he had with the Russian ambassador.

District Begins Enforcing New Parking Meter Rules

New rules are being enforced for disabled drivers who park in downtown DC. The “Washington Post” reports disabled people with properly issued placards are now allowed to park at 350 red-top parking meters so long as they pay. People who park at the red-top meters without a placard will be fined 250-dollars. The city is requiring that anyone who parks at any meter in the central business district downtown pay to park. People with valid disabled placards will still be allowed to park for free outside the central business district for up to four hours.

Corrine Brown Corruption Trial

Jury deliberation is underway in the Corrine Brown corruption trial. Prosecution and defense attorneys presented their closing arguments yesterday at the Jacksonville federal courthouse in the case against the 24-year congresswoman. Jurors gathered yesterday for nearly four-hours to determine if Corrine Brown colluded to keep a slush fund during her time in office. The jury reconvenes this morning at 9:00. Brown faces a 350-year prison sentence if she’s convicted on nearly two-dozen fraud and criminal conspiracy charges.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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