Jury selection is entering a second day Tuesday in the retrial of ex-Little Rock police officer Josh Hastings, who was fired from the force and charged with manslaughter in the 2012 fatal shooting of a teenage suspect.
Josh Hastings fatally shot 15-year-old Bobby Moore III in August 2012 while responding to a report of vehicle break-ins at a Little Rock apartment complex.
Hastings contends he opened fire while Moore drove a vehicle at him in the dark parking lot, but police investigators said they determined the car was not moving toward Hastings at the time and may have been in reverse.
After a jury earlier this year couldn't agree on a verdict, the retrial started Monday with questioning of a first round of 62 prospective jurors. Half were excused for various reasons ranging from being unavailable for the up-to-3-week trial to being related to a homicide victim.
The questioning of the remaining 31 potential jurors in the first pool of candidates was expected to get under way Tuesday morning. Prospective panelists were being led into the courtroom at 9:20 a.m.
Judge Wendell Griffen will ultimately seat 12 jurors and at least two alternates.