Guam – Potential jurors filled the courtroom on Wednesday morning as the court began the jury selection for the trial of former lieutenant governor, Ray Tenorio, who was charged in the infamous gun grabbing incident last year.
Once the six-member jury panel is impaneled, trial will begin. Opening statements are anticipated to begin Thursday morning.
Tenorio, a former police officer, is facing misdemeanor charges of reckless conduct, obstruction of government functions and official misconduct.
Tenorio, who maintains his innocence, was caught on camera grabbing a police officer’s duty weapon several times at the BBQ Block Party last July.
Tenorio argued that he did it because it was a teachable moment and he believed that the officer’s duty weapon was not secured and holstered properly. Tenorio said the act was done in the interest of public safety.