A trial for former Davenport alderman Keith Meyer was postponed Wednesday and is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. today.|
Mr. Meyer, 71, of Davenport, is representing himself on amisdemeanor charge of assault while displaying a weapon after an alleged confrontation with his neighbor last November. Mr. Meyer is accused of threatening the man with a shotgun.
A jury of six men and eight women was picked Monday and Tuesday, and the trial was expected to start with opening statements Wednesday.
Mr. Meyer said it was delayed a day to give a court reporter time to transcribe several audio clips he intends to present as evidence at the trial.
Mr. Meyer, who is hard of hearing, needs a court reporter to transcribe conversations onto a computer screen during court proceedings.
Assistant Scott County Attorney Will Ripley said he anticipates the prosecution's case will be presented in half a day, barring no lengthy opening statements or cross-examination by Mr. Meyer.
Mr. Meyer said Wednesday he plans to call five to 10 witnesses.
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