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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The man accused of killing Milwaukee Police Officer Michael Michalski returned to court on Thursday.
The hearing was a part of the pretrial phase where both parties agree on the types of evidence that will be presented during the trial.
The courtroom was filled with several of Officer Michalski's family members and department personnel.
Wearing an orange jumpsuit and in a wheelchair, Jonathan Copeland Jr. sat in the courtroom as parties discussed the types of evidence that will be allowed in the trial. The judge said he would allow the jury, once selected, to be sequestered during the day, but not at night. They also agreed on the types of questions potential jurors will be asked.
On July 25, 2018, officers were serving an "open arrest warrant" for felony drug charges when Copeland allegedly opened fire, shooting and killing Officer Michalski.
Copeland has pleaded not guilty. The trial will take place on February 11. If convicted on all charges, Copeland could spend life in prison.