April 17, 2019
This trial will probably go on forever.
Shreveport is over 60% black, and no black juror is going to coonvict one of his own – especially when the victim was a friggin’ cop.
Almost three weeks after jury selection began, the trial for the man accused of killing a Shreveport police officer is at a standstill following an order from the Louisiana Supreme Court.
According to court officials in the 19th Judicial District Court, defense attorneys for Grover Cannon have asked the Louisiana Supreme Court and the Second Circuit Court of Appeal to throw out the current jury pool.
The simultaneous requests were filed after it was discovered a computer glitch prevented people under the age of 26 from being selected for the pool.
At last check, it is unclear when either court will hand down a decision. But for now, according to McCrory, the Caddo parish court officials are returning to Shreveport.
Cannon is accused of killing Shreveport police officer Thomas LaValley in 2015.