By Ralph Cipriano
The jury in the rogue cops case spent a third day behind closed doors deliberating the fate of six defendants.
Judge Eduardo C. Robreno received two notes from the jury today.
The first asked to see three trial exhibits: D51, 9J and 9K.
Since the media was not provided with a list of trial exhibits and there is a gag order in the case, it remains a mystery as to what exhibits the jury was asking for.
The second note asked the judge if the jury could leave at 4:30 p.m. It was a request granted by the judge without requiring the jury to file into court seeking to be dismissed. The judge requested that the court clerk remind the jury of his instructions not to discuss the case or view media accounts.
The judge also announced that the lawyers in the case -- two prosecutors and six defense lawyers -- didn't have to continue to stake out the courtroom awaiting a verdict. A clerk was instructed to collect phone numbers. The judge told the lawyers to stay at locations no more than ten minutes away from the courthouse.
Deliberations are scheduled to resume at 9 a.m. tomorrow.