A Detroit police officer who accidentally killed a 7-year-old girl during a search for a murder suspect nearly five years ago has been restored to active duty.
The family of a 7-year-old Detroit girl killed during a police raid has filed a second lawsuit against officers and the city, nearly five years after the fatal shooting.
“Today we personally informed the family of Aiyana Stanley–Jones that we have made a decision…”
A Detroit police officer will have to wait until next year before he learns if he’ll be tried a third time in the shooting death of a 7-year-old girl.
A decision about a third trial will be disclosed in court on Nov. 21.
Joseph Weekley is charged with recklessly using a firearm, a misdemeanor carrying a maximum of two years in prison
Prosecutors pressed the jury for a misdemeanor conviction Tuesday after a judge dismissed a more serious charge against a Detroit police officer who is accused of recklessly handling his gun in the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old girl.
Prosecutors have lost an appeal of a decision that throws out the most serious charge in the fatal police shooting of a Detroit girl.
A judge on Friday dismissed the most serious charge against a Detroit police officer who fatally shot a 7-year-old girl during a raid, but the trial also was halted to allow an appeal.
“Your demeanor’s a lot different today than it was Wednesday, don’t you agree?”