State v. JohnsonAnnotate this Case
Defendant was charged with one count of burglary and two counts of misdemeanor assault. Defendant pleaded guilty to the assaults but proceeded to a jury trial on the burglary charge. Defendant filed a motion to excuse a certain juror for cause based on the juror’s answers during voir dire to questions as to whether the juror inherently thought a law enforcement officer was more believable than a non-officer. The trial court denied the motion, and Defendant was subsequently convicted of burglary. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the district court did not err in denying Defendant’s motion to excuse the juror for cause.