Mistrial Declared in Case of White Police Chief Who Killed Black Man

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A South Carolina jury deliberating either to find an ex-police arch guilty of murder in a genocide of an unarmed black male was unresolved early Tuesday — forcing a decider to announce a mistrial. The jury took 12 hours before it told a circuit decider that it unsuccessful to determine on either to find Richard Combs, 38, guilty of murder or a obtuse assign of intentional manslaughter, NBC associate WIS-TV reported. Prosecutor David Pascoe pronounced he would find to try Combs again after 9 out of a 12 jurors wanted to find Combs guilty. “Couldn’t have gotten that most improved than it did — we only had 3 jurors we indispensable to convince,” pronounced Pascoe, according to WIS-TV.

Combs — a former military arch of Eutawville, a little city in between Columbia and Charleston — shot Bernard Bailey 3 times. Bailey, 54, was arguing his daughter’s trade sheet during Town Hall when he got into a fight with Combs, who attempted to detain a late jail ensure on an deterrent of probity charge. As Bailey got into his pickup lorry to leave, Combs followed him into a car, where a sharpened occurred. The box has gained renewed courtesy following a deaths of unarmed black group during a hands of white officers in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York. Defense attorneys have pronounced a sharpened had zero to do with race, and Combs feared for his life.

Image: Family welfare print of Bernard BaileyHANDOUT / Reuters



— Erik Ortiz
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