The first law enforcement officer in the U.S. ever to be charged with a terrorism offense is going to trial.
Jury selection begins Tuesday in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, in the case against Nicholas Young, who was a police officer in the region’s Metro system when he was arrested last year in a government sting.
Young’s lawyers say the sting operation amounts to entrapment.
Documents show Young had been under surveillance since 2010.
The two-week trial is expected to include evidence that Young trafficked in Nazi memorabilia, evidence that Young’s lawyers wanted tossed out as overly inflammatory.