Trial Information

Case:  State v. Burbank, Collins and Rankine, PCSC No. 21-1-01286-6, 21-1-01287-4, 21-1-01288-2  
Honorable Bryan Chushcoff
Location: County-City Building, Courtroom 323, 930 Tacoma Ave South, Tacoma WA, 98402
Hours (Approximate)9:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:30 PM

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Live Stream 

Live streamed courtroom proceedings may not be recorded without prior permission from the judicial officer presiding in that courtroom pursuant to General Rule 16. Unless you have already received express permission of the Court to record a specific proceeding, by clicking on the play button you agree that you will not record, and not allow others to record, any of these proceedings.

The live stream is only available when court is on the record, typically between the hours of 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:30 PM.

If you are having trouble viewing the livestream, please refresh this page and then click the play icon on the video.  Video will not show if the court is at recess or off the record. There is not a notification that the court is back on the record. It is up to the person viewing the livestream to refresh the page.  Please note there may be images, video, or audio that is disturbing to some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised. Jurors are not shown on camera.

In-Person Viewing Information

There will be a limited and varied number of gallery seats available for in-person viewing during jury selection, trial and deliberations at the courthouse. We understand the importance of public access to judicial proceedings and strive to accommodate as many interested individuals as possible.  Please review the courthouse screening guidelines and list of prohibited items to help minimize delays. Please click on the tabs below for additional information and to reserve a gallery seat.

Beginning November 1, 2023 in Courtroom 323, no food or drinks can be consumed in the gallery other than water. All food and drinks should be kept in bags or backpacks while in the courtroom.

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Trial Gallery Seating 
36 Seats Available to Public (Ticket), 12 Seats Available for State Family (Badged), 14 Seats Available for Defense Family (Badged) and 5 Members of the Media (Badged)

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Gallery Seating Instructions

  • At 12:00 p.m. the day before a trial day (Sunday-Wednesday), the Gallery Seating Check-In website will activate.  
  • Members of the public interested in getting a seat for the following day will visit the website and submit their request. 
  • The seating software will tell you how many seats are still available when you visit the website. If there are no seats available, you will not be able to go through the request process.  
  • There is no advanced request for seating. Once the date is full, it will be unavailable. For example, a member of the public could not reserve in September, for a date in December when the verdict might be read. 
  • If you reserve a seat, you are directed to bring your ticket (digital or printed) to the County-City Building (CCB), 930 Tacoma Ave S. the next day. 
  • On the morning of the trial day, gallery members can check-in inside the third-floor hallway of the CCB.
  • At 8:30 a.m., Court staff will begin checking-in gallery members. 
  • Once you have been confirmed as having a reservation, you will be provided the wristband of the day.
  • Access into Courtroom 323 will begin at 8:30 a.m. 
  • Gallery members and family members of the State and Defense will be required to turn off their phones/recording devices and place them into a YONDR pouch prior to entry into the courtroom.  
    • The YONDR pouches will be given to you to hold while in the courtroom. 
    • The YONDR pouches can only be unlocked by Court staff. 
    • Attorneys, their staff, defendants, witnesses, and members of the Media are not required to place their phones in YONDR pouches.  
  • You are encouraged to be in your seats by 9:00 a.m.  
  • Members of the public will not be allowed to enter the courtroom without going through the web check-in process and receiving a wristband.
  • Those gallery members who are late to arrive will be checked-in outside of courtroom 323.

Trial Timeline

The trial is being held in Courtroom 323 of the County-City Building. This page will be used to confirm notable dates during the trial.
Superior Court does not conduct jury trials on Fridays unless noted otherwise. Fridays are reserved for motion dockets.

Important dates:

  • September 18 - Jury Selection 
  • October 3 – Opening Statements 
  • December 4 - Anticipated First Day of Juror Deliberation 

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