Cosby judge could revisit issue of revealing names of jurors

The Montgomery County sheriff's department estimates it will have spent $100,000 to provide security during Bill Cosby's 11-day sexual assault trial that ended Saturday in a mistrial.

(AP Photo/Matt Rourke). District Attorney Kevin Steele holds a news conference after a mistrial in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case in Norristown, Pa., Saturday, June 17, 2017.

Summary: Bill Cosby's rape case ended in a mistrial this weekend. The prosecution began with the 79-year-old entertainer's arrest on December 30, 2015.

A hearing is scheduled for Tuesday at 3 p.m.

Mike McCloskey sat down with Channel 11 Monday to discuss the high-profile case where he served as an alternate juror.

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"We have no indication of where anybody was on the case and I don't know that we will ever know", Steele said.

Philadelphia Media Network, PennLive and other news organizations filed a motion in Montgomery County Court earlier this month asking the judge to make public the names of the juries.

Pennsylvania law allows the public release of jurors' names, but judges have discretion to keep them a secret under certain conditions. Even though the machinations of a retrial would be handled by attorneys, the ultimate decision of the next panel of jurors will be, once again, heavily dependent on their assessment of Constand and Cosby.

The prosecution also said they will revisit their petition to have 13 of the more than 50 Cosby accusers testify in the retrial.

Judge O'Neill has ordered the jurors to not speak to the media on why they could not reach a decision after 52 hours of deliberation and a week of testimony.

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Prosecutors immediately said they would seek a second trial of Cosby, 79, who is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting college administrator Andrea Constand at his home near Philadelphia in 2004. Cosby says the encounter was consensual.

The jurors clearly struggled with their verdict, telling the judge on Thursday they were at impasse. When we got there we didn't have security and people were diving on our cars. "It's an old case, it's a controversial case, it's a case that involves questions of consent", said Loyola Law School professor Laurie Levenson.

Jurors were selected in Allegheny County because Cosby's attorneys argued that pretrial publicity would make it hard to find impartial jury candidates in Montgomery County, where Cosby lives.

The jurors had deliberated for a total of 53 hours, longer than the testimony of all witnesses combined.

"She's a very spiritual woman, she believes things happen for a objective, and I think the goal should encourage other women to come forward and have their day in court", said her lawyer, Dolores Troiani. Cosby remains a free man.

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