Cosby Trial Cost Local Government $219K, With Over Half for Overtime Pay - NECN

Cosby Trial Cost Local Government $219K, With Over Half for Overtime Pay

Montgomery County released a breakdown Thursday that says it racked up about $46,000 in hotel stays for jurors from Pittsburgh

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    Montgomery County's district attorney declared he would take Bill Cosby's sexual assault case back to court after the judge declared a mistrial. NBC10's Drew Smith has the details on what's next for the case.

    (Published Sunday, June 18, 2017)

    Officials say Bill Cosby's trial last month in suburban Philadelphia cost the local government $219,000, with more than half going toward overtime for deputies, detectives, security guards and court personnel.

    Montgomery County released a breakdown Thursday that says it racked up about $46,000 in hotel stays for jurors who were brought in from Pittsburgh to hear the case. Juror meals amounted to $14,000.

    Running a video and audio feed to an overflow courtroom added $16,000 in costs.

    The jury wasn't able to come to a verdict, and the 80-year-old Cosby is scheduled for retrial in November.

    Cosby Sexual Assault Trial Ends in Mistrial

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    NBC10's Randy Gyllenhaal was outside the courthouse when the judge ruled Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial a mistrial.

    (Published Saturday, June 17, 2017)

    He's accused of drugging and molesting a woman more than a decade ago. He didn't testify at the first trial.