Category: Acquittals

MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) 04/15 — The new county prosecutor in Cleveland appears to have left open the possibility he might not pursue misdemeanor criminal charges against five Cleveland police supervisors for failing to control a high-speed chase in 2012 that ended with two unarmed black people fatally shot in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire.

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ANDREW SELSKY, Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) 10/29 — The stunning acquittal of seven people who occupied a federal wildlife sanctuary in Oregon during an armed standoff raised fears Friday that the verdict could embolden other militant groups in a long-running dispute over government-owned Western lands.

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) 10/28 — In a case sure to rouse strong feelings about control of Western lands, a jury found the leaders of the armed group that took over a national wildlife refuge in rural Oregon not guilty of conspiracy and possession of firearms at a federal facility.

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