Twitter user Angel Martinez was among those in the assembly room and recorded video of POTUS44 greeting jurors. Martinez posted the video to Twitter.
“Thanks to everyone for serving on the jury -- or at least being willing to,” he is heard saying on the video.
Although Evans said Obama didn’t pose for selfies out of concern that he would be delayed, he appeared to shake the hands of everyone in the jury assembly room.
At one point, he signed copies of his books brought by some jurors.
“He discovered that some knew they might have a chance to meet him and they brought books for him to sign,” Evans said. “I saw him pause for a moment and I thought his Secret Service panel may not permit him to do that, but he said that he wanted to sign their books and he did sign.”
Former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush were previously called for post-presidency jury duty, in 2003 and 2015, respectively. Neither were selected for a jury.
Chicago’s own Oprah Winfrey was selected to be on a jury, in 2004, however. The Tribune reported that she and 11 other jurors convicted a man of first-degree murder for shooting and killing a man over $50.