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Judge Denies Motion For Mistrial in Trial of Former Odessa Police Officer

ODESSA, TX (KWES) -

The judge in Salvador Becerra trial denied a defense motion for a mistrial on Wednesday afternoon. 

Assistant District Attorney Michael Bloch admitted to approaching and speaking to a male juror he recognized.

Judge James Rush says he "finds the communication improper" but chose not to declare a mistrial. The juror in question has not been replaced with an alternate.

Witness testimony is continuing in the case.

Becerra was indicted on six counts of improper sexual activity with a person in custody and one count of sexual assault.

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