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Mon Jun 15, 2020, 05:07 PM

Judge denies York DA's motion to drop case against ex-cop who shot man in leg

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Source: The York Dispatch (PA)

A York County judge has denied District Attorney Dave Sunday's motion to drop the simple assault case against former Southwestern Regional police officer Stu Harrison, who shot a handcuffed man sitting in the back of a police cruiser.

Common Pleas Judge Maria Musti Cook noted during Monday's hearing that she "had a number of concerns" about the prosecution's motion to nol pros, meaning dismiss, the charge against Harrison.

Cases are generally nol prossed because the evidence in them doesn't support convictions, she noted.

"We did not find this to be a case of insufficient evidence," Cook said. "We find that the purpose of nol pros has not been met."

Read more: https://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/news/crime/2020/06/15/judge-denies-york-das-motion-drop-case-against-ex-cop-who-shot-man-leg/3190590001/



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Reply Judge denies York DA's motion to drop case against ex-cop who shot man in leg (Original post)
JoeOtterbein Jun 15 OP
marie999 Jun 15 #1
safeinOhio Jun 15 #2
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Omaha Steve Jun 16 #4

Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 05:41 PM

1. But what if the da blows the trial.

Could the DA refuse to call any witnesses and not bring up any evidence?

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Response to marie999 (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 06:35 PM

2. Sounds like this judge

would not be happy with that.

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 07:05 PM

3. If the charges were something like attempted murder I could see it being tossed but from the sounds

of it the charge of assault would seem to fit here as the incident did occur due to the officers apparent gross negligence.

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Tue Jun 16, 2020, 07:40 AM

4. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

Not important news of national interest. It's one step in a prosecution, denial of a motion.

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