FORT PIERCE — Although the date of the trial involving former President Donald Trump remains uncertain, it is expected to take place at the federal courthouse in Fort Pierce.
This means downtown will be affected and there will likely be periodic road closures, detours and sidewalk restrictions. The Alto Lee Adams Sr. U.S. Courthouse is located at 101 SUS 1.
“Residents and visitors should expect traffic delays and a heavy law enforcement presence,” Fort Pierce police spokesman Larry Croom said in a news release. He did not discuss specifics.
“The police department is working with local, state and federal authorities on preliminary plans.”
U.S. District Judge Aileen M. Cannon has set the trial date for August 14, but federal prosecutors have asked that the proceedings be moved to December 11. However, Trump’s lawyers want Cannon to delay setting a date for the criminal trial.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m. on July 18, in part to discuss how documents containing sensitive information would be handled and presented at trial.
Trump and Waltine “Walt” Nauta, the man charged alongside the former president for allegedly mishandling classified documents, are not expected to attend.
Asked if there will be any road closures, sidewalk restrictions, traffic delays and a heavy law enforcement presence on Tuesday, Croom said: “There are no restrictions in place for Tuesday’s hearing.”
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