In less than two days, attorneys under the guidance and control of Supreme Court Justice Joseph C. Teresi selected a diverse panel of jurors to hear the evidence against four white New York City police officers charged with killing an unarmed African immigrant. Opening arguments are scheduled for 9:15 Wednesday morning.
The panel sworn in yesterday includes six white men and six women, four of whom are black. One of the jurors, an older white woman, is the wife of a retired FBI agent. Another juror, a black woman, has close ties to the Bronx community where Amadou Diallo, perhaps mistaken for a serial rapist, was shot and killed in a fusillade of bullets. The forewoman of the jury is also black.
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