52°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
7 Day Forecast

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

Judge to be asked to let cameras in court for R. Kelly case

7 months 2 days 22 hours ago Friday, March 15 2019 Mar 15, 2019 March 15, 2019 6:25 AM March 15, 2019 in News
Source: Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) - A request by media organizations to have cameras allowed in the courtroom for the case of R&B star R. Kelly is about to come before a judge.

The issue is expected to be the focus of a hearing Friday where Cook County Associate Judge Lawrence Flood will preside. Kelly is charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse.

Another judge in the same courthouse has yet to decide if he'll allow cameras in court in "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett's case. Smollett is charged with 16 counts of felony disorderly conduct after authorities say he lied about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack.

Cameras were allowed in court during the trial of Jason Van Dyke, a white former Chicago police officer convicted in the shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald.

More News

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Radar
7 Days