Jury duty for D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier

Update 3 p.m.: Lanier was not picked to sit on a jury.

Imagine the look on the face of the defendant who gets this prospective juror on a trial: Sitting in the third floor jury lounge of D.C. Superior Court Thursday morning — though not in her police uniform — was D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier.

Wearing casual clothes, Lanier blended in with many of the prospective jurors as they waited to be summoned to a courtroom to be interviewed by attorneys.

We’ll keep you posted if Lanier is picked.

Read more crime and justice news on The Post’s crime page.

Keith Alexander covers crime, specifically D.C. Superior Court cases for The Washington Post. He has covered dozens of crime stories from Banita Jacks, the Washington woman charged with killing her four daughters, to the murder trial of slain federal intern Chandra Levy.

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