KYLE Rittenhouse is currently on trial in Kenosha, Wisconsin and is accused of murdering two men last summer during a protest.
As deliberations continue in the case, the judge overseeing the trial made a shocking ruling and banned MSNBC from the courthouse.
Who is James Morrison?
James Morrison is known as a freelance journalist who currently works for MSNBC.
Despite working for a high profile network, not much information is available on him.
According to LinkedIn, he is a 1986 graduate of Denison University.
At this time, it is unknown if he is married or has any children.
What did he do?
On November 17, Morrison allegedly followed a bus full of jurors from the courthouse in an attempt to gain information or media for the outlet.
Judge Bruce Schroeder later called the incident an “extremely serious matter” and banned anyone who is affiliated with the cable network from the courthouse.
“I have instructed that no one from MSNBC will be permitted in this building for the duration of this trial,” Schroeder said.
“This is a very serious matter. And I don’t know what the ultimate truth of it is.”
The Kenosha Police Department revealed that he had been taken into custody but was later released and given traffic citations.
"Last night a person who is alleging to be affiliated with a national media outlet was briefly taken into custody and issued several traffic related citations," police said in a statement.
"Police suspect this person was trying to photograph jurors. This incident is being investigated much further," the statement concluded.
What did NBC say about the incident?
After Morrison was taken into custody, NBC confirmed his occupation but insisted that the situation was a misunderstanding.
“Last night, a freelancer received a traffic citation. While the traffic violation took place near the jury van, the freelancer never contacted or intended to contact the jurors during deliberations, and never photographed or intended to photograph them,” the network said in a statement.
“We regret the incident and will fully cooperate with the authorities on any investigation.”
The US Sun reached out to MSNBC for comment but did not receive a response prior to publication.
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