Virginia Beach, Virginia 2022-05-03 17:57:45 –
Virginia Beach, Virginia (WAVY) —A man accused of driving a Virginia Beach police officer during a chaotic night on the oceanfront in March 2021 turned out to be innocent. ..
The jury deliberated at the Virginia Beach Circuit Court on Tuesday for more than five hours.
On Tuesday, 26-year-old Malik Kearney said all 16 cases, including firearms in public, drunk driving, hit-and-run, police escape, carrying firearms under the influence, drunk driving deficiencies, and reckless handling. I was acquitted of sin. Of firearms.
Trial Kearney It started last Monday and is longer than I initially thought. During the jury trial selection, the judge told the jury that he could expect to appear in court at the latest until Tuesday.
In court before making a verdict on Tuesday, the jury asked the judge two questions. One question asked to see a map of the scene originally presented by the prosecutor. The incident was captured by multiple cameras. A police body camera video previously aired in court showed a policeman being beaten near his right hip and struggling to fall to the ground and get up.
Prosecutors also accused Kearney of firing multiple shots at Pacific Avenue and the parking lot on 19th Avenue.
There were at least 17 witnesses in the Commonwealth, many of whom were officers witnessed on the night of the incident.
In the opening discussion, Kearney’s defense counsel Curtis Rogers questioned the effectiveness of the drunk driving test police given to Kearney on the night of the incident.
Kearney would have been more than 20 years behind if convicted.
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