The trial ended two weeks ago with a 12-0 juror vote in favor of the
city. However, three jurors from the case came to address the council
about concerns they had about the trial. They said they questioned the
truthfulness of witnesses' statements and the courtroom theatrics.
"This should not have been held out to public scrutiny," Councilman John
Collins said. "It's a shame dirty laundry was to be dried out in public."
Councilman Chuck Conlosh asked the city to investigate the matter and
take action. However, other council members disagreed.
"I'm not sure that's our job to find out how the jurors felt," Mayor Guy
If the jurors felt the city was wrong, they wouldn't have voted 12-0, he
One juror said the vote came out in favor of the city because the jury
did not believe any damage was rendered. However, the jurors said their
concerns were more with what occurred during the trial rather than with
"The end doesn't justify the means," Conlosh said. "If we do something
and fail to listen and learn from it, we're not doing our jobs. We need
to be accountable for that."