BALTIMORE -- Mayor Brandon Scott of Baltimore fulfilled his civic duty Thursday by reporting for jury duty.
The mayor tweeted a selfie early Wednesday morning from the Circuit Court downtown, saying "guess who has jury duty today!"
He has since deleted the tweet, possibly because of rules restricting photography in the building. So, no mayoral perks when you're on jury duty.
Some on Twitter speculated the mayor would likely be excused, however, high-profile mayors have reported for duty before. Take for example New York City mayors Rudy Guiliani and Bill de Blasio, who served in 1999 and 2018, respectively.
It's unclear whether Scott was picked to serve on a jury and be skipping work. Regardless, the mayor will be paid $15 by the city for each day served.
Scott was missing from his usual seat next to Council President Nick Mosby at the city's spending board meeting Wednesday morning. It wasn't clear that he didn't attend, but it's likely he was still in court.
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