State of Florida vs Michael Dunn: Friday, February 7, 2014 - Day 2, Room 406. Dunn is wearing a black suit, white shirt & tie. 7 armed officers are in the courtroom at all times. A lottery is conducted daily for courtroom attendance. Different colored armbands are given out daily. Every day the judge would highlight the rules that were to be upheld in the court. The 16 person jury is composed of an interesting group of individuals.
9:15 a.m. - Today jurors were seated in numerical order.
Officer Robert Holmes - member of Jacksonville Sheriff Office & ex-military member was on duty the night of the altercations at the GATE gas station on Baymeadows & Southside Blvd. A BOLO (Be On The Lookout) was issued for a red Durango at the scene. (Approaching the Bench' started early in the day). 2 black males were on the sidewalk when Holmes approached the rear left side of SUV & saw Jordan Davis being held by his other friend who was crying uncontrollably. There was NO pulse found on Jordan. Davis was pulled out from the left side of the van, onto the ground. Blood was noticed coming from Davis’ back. Cross examination from the Defense emphasized that the crime tape was not put up I sufficient time. It was also stated that the young witness was allowed to do CPR instead of a trained officer. Officer Holmes notebook of his recordings was destroyed & the audio and video in the briefing rooms were not turned on when the 3 other young men were taken into custody.
9:48 a.m. – William Spicer, JAX Fire & Rescue (JFRD) assessed the scene upon arrival at the GATE station. Mr. Spicer had notes with him about the evening of the 2012 Black Friday incident. His focus was on the patient (Jordan Davis) and not the surroundings. After assessing, he saw that Jordan had no pulse and a wound was discovered on Davis’ right side. CPR was started before transportation to Shands Hospital. Defense questioned the difference between a Paramedic and an EMT. Spicer is certified in both. In his 7 years with the dept., Spicer has participated in over 100 cases.
10:05 a.m. – Sgt. Brian J. Shore, JSO was patrol supervisor at the crime scene. JFRD arrived shortly after the crime scene perimeter was established. Defense questioned the validity of the crime scene tape and that the entire adjacent plaza was not secured. Information on Michael Dunn and his vehicle were obtained.
10:23 a.m. – Officer Michael Forester, now a bailiff for the courthouse, was an officer of JSO. He responded to the crime scene & helped to put up tape. Defense asked about computers on patrol cars and if he clocked-in upon arrival. There was no search of the area leading into the adjacent plaza.
10:35 a.m. – Morning Break until 10:55 a.m.
Stay tuned for Part II, Day 2, and take a look at the links above to see some of the documents concerning the trial.