Sheriff takes to the streets to round up jurors
A sheriff in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, took to the streets last week to round up potential jurors for an upcoming trial.
Sheriff Ron Cramer acted after the clerk of courts in Eau Claire County notified him of the juror shortage, WEAU reports. A Wisconsin law on insufficient jurors authorizes such a roundup, and it was invoked for a trial set to begin on Thursday.
Cramer told WEAU that people on the street had to answer some questions to determine eligibility for jury service. Those who were qualified had to write down their personal information and promise they would drive to the courthouse, or face a trip to the courthouse accompanied by the sheriff’s department.
Though the roundup yielded a sufficient number of potential jurors, the trial was delayed until a later date, the story says.