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Video: 4 Calif. Officers Found Not Guilty on 7 of 8 Excessive Force Charges

February 13, 2014  | 

VIDEO: 4 Calif. Officers Found Not Guilty on 7 of 8 Excessive Force Charges

A verdict was reached on Wednesday in the excessive force trial of four current and former officers with the Fresno (Calif.) Police Department, reports ABC affiliate kfsn.

It was the second trial for the officers accused of police brutality.

Chris Coleman, Paul Van Dalen, Sean Plymale, and Mike Manfredi were found not guilty on seven of eight charges related to the very physical arrest of a domestic violence suspect in 2005.

After about a four-week trial -- and nearly two days of deliberations -- jurors said they're relieved to finally put this behind them. They came to a unanimous decision on all but one count -- an obstruction of justice charge for former Fresno police officer Christopher Coleman.

Tags: Officer Prosecution, Use of Force, California


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