The jury in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial began their fourth day of deliberations Friday morning after being unable to reach a verdict following more than 20 hours of deliberations so far.
The 12-person jury began deliberations Tuesday morning following two weeks of trial proceedings.
The jury reconvened at 9 a.m. on Wednesday and again on Thursday as deliberations continued.
The jury was released around 4 p.m. on Thursday without reaching a verdict.
They have deliberated for approximately 20 hours, not including their lunch breaks, since Tuesday.
The jury returned at 9 a.m. on Friday, according to a courtroom official.
On Thursday, Kenosha County Judge Bruce Schroeder banned MSNBC from the courtroom after one of their freelance producers allegedly followed the bus carrying the jury on Wednesday.
The Kenosha Police Department said they conducted a traffic stop on the man and took him into custody and issued him several traffic citations.
“Police suspect this person was trying to photograph jurors. This incident is being investigated much further,” Kenosha police said.
“There was no breach of security regarding the jury, nor were there any photographs obtained. This investigation remains active and open, no further information,” police added.
While the jury has been deliberating inside the Kenosha County Courthouse the past four days, protesters from both sides have gathered outside.
Video posted on Twitter showed police officers arresting multiple people Wednesday afternoon outside the courthouse after a fight broke out.
Rittenhouse, 18, is facing charges of first-degree intentional homicide, two counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, first-degree reckless homicide and attempted first-degree intentional homicide.
On Monday, Rittenhouse’s defense team requested Schroeder dismiss count 6, possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18.
Prosecutors objected to the request and Schroeder granted the dismissal of the charge due to state law that says people ages 16 and 17 can carry long-barreled rifles, but not short-barreled rifles.
Earlier in the trial, Schroeder dismissed Rittenhouse’s count 7, failure to comply with an emergency management order.