Jury selection still underway in police brutality case

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Jury selection for the Birmingham police brutality case took the entire day at the federal courthouse. The 45-member jury pool is in the process of being narrowed down to 12 jurors with two alternates.

During today's selection, attorneys asked potential jurors how many of them had seen the police car video which captures the two police officers indicted in the case beating Anthony Warren, the man the officers chased through Hoover in 2008.

David Doran and Barret Dewitt have been charged with using unreasonable force toward Warren after he was thrown from his car during the chase. Thirty of the jurors said they had seen the video footage, but out of that group only four said they had made a decision about the matter after watching it.

Lawyers expect the trial to last for about a week with 20 or more witnesses called to testify. During the trial jurors will watch three clips from three different police cars that show the chase from different angles.

The jury selection is still underway and opening statements in the case will come in the morning. We will have more on this story as it develops.

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