Prosecutors say Officer Joseph Weekley’s actions in 2010 were a crime because he handled his submachine gun in a reckless manner.
Opening statements are set for Thursday in Wayne County court after three days of jury selection.
Officer Joseph Weekley’s first trial ended without a verdict in June of last year.
Jury selection starts Monday in Wayne County court, 15 months after Weekley’s first trial ended with a hung jury.
There’s no dispute Joseph Weekley’s gun went off, killing Aiyana Stanley-Jones while she slept on a couch in 2010 — but he says it was an accident.
There is no dispute Officer Joseph Weekley’s gun went off, killing Aiyana Stanley-Jones while she slept on a couch in 2010 — but he says it was an accident.
A hearing for a Detroit police officer blamed for the death of a 7-year-old girl during a raid has been postponed.
A reality show crew member has accepted a plea deal in connection with the police raid shooting death of a 7-year-old girl.
“It really hurt bad … We waited for three years for this trial only to be, you know, deadlocked…” said Mertilla Jones.
A jury has failed to reach a verdict after two days of deliberations in the trial of a Detroit police officer charged in the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old girl.