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S.I. District Attorney Reports For Jury Duty

Eric Schneiderman and Dan Donovan - File / Photos: Schneiderman for Attorney General, Richmond County District Attorney's Office

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (L) and District Attorney Dan Donovan (R) (credit: Schneiderman for Attorney General, Richmond County District Attorney’s Office)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Staten Island district attorney wants you to know that jury duty is “absolutely painless.”

Dan Donovan reported for duty Wednesday. He waited for four hours, then was dismissed because enough jurors had been picked for pending cases.

When he arrived, Donovan went through the metal detector like everybody else.

The Staten Island Advance said the DA did have one thing other potential jurors didn’t: a bodyguard.

Donovan was also called for jury duty when he was deputy borough president years ago, and was dismissed then as well.

The paper notes that former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and former Gov. George Pataki also were called for jury duty while in office. Like Donovan, both were dismissed without getting a case.

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