UPDATE: The jury has been selected, and opening statements are underway. FOX 13's Tanya Arja will have the latest at 5 and 6.
The former girlfriend of a man accused of killing two Tampa police officers was in federal court Monday, as jury selection began in her trial.
Cortnee Brantley is accused of hiding information from police. Her boyfriend, Dontae Morris, is accused of shooting and killing TPD officers David Curtis and Jeffrey Kocab in 2010.
Federal officers say Brantley knew Morris was a felon in possession of a gun but hid that from police. That's what she's on trial for in federal court.
The painstaking process of jury selection was underway Monday. About 50 potential jurors were brought in for questioning, with the judge asking them what they knew about the case.
Most of the people questioned answered "no" when asked if they knew the name Cortnee Brantley, but almost all said "yes" when asked if they knew the name Dontae Morris.
Officers say she was driving the night Morris shot the officers, but she didn't report him to police. Morris is awaiting trial on murder charges in the officers' death.
Her attorney says she is not guilty of the federal offense. In fact, he says Brantley shouldn't even be on trial. In 2010, a judge threw the case out, but it was reinstated by a federal appeals court.
The jurors who are eventually picked are expected to see dashboard video taken the night of the killings.
FOX 13's Alcides Segui and Tanya Arja contributed to this report.
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