Jury Selection: Jussie Smollett files documents requesting a new trial

Jussie Smollett wants a new trial. 

According to TMZ, his legal team has filed documents to request a new trial unless the judge reverses the verdict and finds him not guilty of disorderly conduct for faking the police report.

The actor requested the new trial two months after he was found guilty by the jurors of five of the six felony charges against him.

The outlet reported that Jussie Smollett claimed his constitutional rights were violated after his legal team was blocked from participating in the juror selection process.

TMZ reports that the actor claimed that prosecutors portrayed a pattern of racism in their juror selections.

In addition, he claims his defense team weren’t allowed to pose questions to the potential jurors as well as alleging the pool was ‘tainted.’

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