Caroline Kennedy chosen as juror for Manhattan drug case

Caroline Kennedy, seen here speaking at a 2011 event in Wash., D.C., was chosen Monday to serve on the jury for a Manhattan drug case.
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(CBS/AP) NEW YORK - Caroline Kennedy has been selected to serve as a juror at the trial of an accused crack dealer in the New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan.

The only surviving child of President John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis didn't mention whether any member of her family had been a victim of a crime. There was no mention of the assassinations of her father or her uncle, Sen. Robert Kennedy, reports CBS New York.

When asked if she or a family member had close ties to law enforcement, Kennedy said her brother once worked as an assistant district attorney. The late John F. Kennedy Jr. had worked in the Manhattan DA's office.

In response to another question, she said she knew "a few people" with a drug problem.

Caroline Kennedy also told the judge she has known current New York County District Attorney Cyrus Vance since she was in elementary school, reports the station.

The district attorney prosecuting the drug case told the court he once gave Kennedy's children tennis lessons. Kennedy said she didn't recognize him, according to CBS New York, saying that her kids weren't very good at tennis.

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