Judge Dismisses MSNBC’s James Morrison and Irene Byon
The man accused of following a bus full of jurors was identified as James Morrison by the judge presiding over the Kyle Rittenhouse trial in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
According to NBC, he is a freelancer and that the incident was misinterpreted.
Morrison’s name was released in court on November 18, 2021, by Kenosha County Judge Bruce Schroeder, who referred to him as James Morrison, despite the fact that he is also known as Jamie Morrison.
Morrison claimed that his supervisor was Irene Byon, who works for MSNBC in New York, according to Schroeder.
In court, Schroeder described how he received a Kenosha police report alleging that a person claiming to be an MSNBC employee ran a red light.
Morrison was allegedly following a bus carrying Rittenhouse jurors, police told the judge.
According to Law and Crime, NBC News argued that police “were mistaken as to the individual’s intent.” Morrison was described as a “freelancer” by Law and Crime, but he was described as a producer for NBC by FoxKC. Nokia News has reached out to NBC News public relations for more information.
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Because of the incident, Schroeder barred MSNBC from going to court.
“At this time, the matter is under investigation,” Schroeder said in court.
He did, however, ban MSNBC from the courtroom.
“For the duration of this trial, no one from MSNBC news will be permitted in this building,” Schroeder said in court.
“This is a very serious matter, and I don’t know what the ultimate truth is, but it goes without saying that someone who is following a jury bus — that is a very — that is an extremely serious matter — and will be referred to the proper authorities for further action.” Nokia News contacted Kenosha police to request the ticket.
“We’ve received a report this morning from the Kenosha Police Department that last evening… a person who identified himself as a James J Morrison, who claimed to be a producer with NBC News — employed by MSNBC — and under the supervision of a person named Irene Byon… the police stopped him because he was following in the distance of… they pulled him over and inquired about what was going on and he gave that information,” Schroeder said in court.
Morrison claimed he was ‘Affiliated With…,’ according to police.
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