Jury selection complete in trial of Lakota man charged with terrorizing deputies, theft of cattleJury selection is completed in Grand Forks in the trial of a Lakota man charged with terrorizing deputies and theft of cattle.
By: Cynthia Johnson, WDAZ
Jury selection is completed in Grand Forks in the trial of a Lakota man charged with terrorizing deputies and theft of cattle.
The case got international attention after officers used a predator drone to observe Rodney Brossart's family.
Tuesday's court proceedings were filled with hours of jury selection. More than 60 jurors were asked preliminary questions, specifically- if they'd ever heard of the case before or knew the defendant or attorneys.
Rodney Brossart is facing multiple charges after allegedly starting a stand-off with police in June 2011 over his neighbor's cows. Brossart allegedly penned up his neighbor's six stray cows on his property, which led to a several month stand off with police. Brossart and his family refused to allow police on their farmstead, but he was eventually arrested in June 2011. Judge Joel Medd is presiding over the case despite his retirement. He decided to move the trial to Grand Forks after Brossart's attorney argued his client would not be able to get a fair trial in Lakota.