Video, photos limited for theater shooting trial

courtroom camera
Posted at 6:39 PM, Sep 30, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-30 15:30:12-04

DENVER (AP) — News organizations won't be allowed to have their own cameras in the courtroom during the Colorado theater shooting trial, but they can use video and still images from a closed-circuit TV camera already in the courtroom.

The judge announced the restrictions Tuesday.

He says media can record and broadcast video from the small camera mounted on the courtroom ceiling. It will show the witness stand, a video screen where evidence will be shown, the judge, the defense table and part of the prosecution table.

Jurors won't be visible.

The judge says audio from the camera will be available to the media, but it isn't clear where the sound is collected.

The camera is normally used for surveillance by sheriff's deputies and to show the proceedings in overflow rooms when needed.