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.
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?”
Emotional Outburst Won’t Mean Mistrial In Case Of Detroit Cop Charged In 7-Year-Old Girl’s Fatal Shooting
There will be no mistrial this time in the case of a Detroit police officer who accidentally killed a 7-year-old girl during a raid four years ago.
“You killed my grandbaby. You killed her and you tried to blame me,” the sobbing woman told the officer.
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.