Another Hero Cop Story – Judge declares mistrial in Aiyana case after jurors fail to reach verdict

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The jury hearing the case of a Detroit police officer accused in the death of 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones took votes different ways and multiple times, but ultimately couldn’t reach a verdict.

That was how one juror, who asked not to be identified, described what happened as the panel tried to come to a decision in the trial of Officer Joseph Weekley, who admitted to unintentionally firing a shot that killed 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones during a raid targeting a murder suspect on May 16, 2010.

Jurors could have acquitted Weekley or found him guilty of involuntary manslaughter or a misdemeanor charge of careless discharge of a firearm causing death. Instead, the panel — made up of eight men and four women — ended in a hung jury Tuesday after nearly three days of deliberations…MORE

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  1. Unintentionally firing a shot? What a load of bullshit! You can’t unintentionally fire anything if you’re not intentionally carrying the weapon on an intentional raid. It didn’t unintentionally leap into his hands and fire itself did it? Son of a bitch deserves to be unintentionally shot himself.

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