A Detroit cop shot and killed 7-year-old Aiyana Jones Sunday while police were conducting a search for a murder suspect in the girl's grandmother's house. Aiyana was asleep on the couch when she was shot in the neck. She was rushed to a hospital where she was pronounced dead. Detroit police have said that the gun went off during a scuffle with the girl's grandmother, and the incident is now under review by Michigan State Police.Charles Jones, Aiyana's father, said he awoke Sunday night to...Read Full Story
Joseph Weekley, the Detroit police officer who shot and killed seven year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones, will be retried on a charge of involuntary manslaughter on December 4. Weekley also faces one charge of careless discharge of a firearm. The cable network A&E was following Weekley's unit in its pursuit of a murder suspect when the shooting occurred. Stanley-Jones was sleeping on a sofa with her grandmother in the early morning hours of May 16, 2010 when Weekley's unit burst through the door...Read Full Story
The Detroit police officer who killed 7-year-old Aiyana Jones in a home raid in 2010 has escaped conviction, for now. This morning Wayne County Judge Cynthia Hathaway set a new date--July 25--for all parties to reconvene for a potential retrial after declaring a mistrial on Tuesday afternoon, MLive.com reported. The jury deciding Detroit police officer Joseph Weekley's fate could not come to a unanimous decision regarding the involuntary manslaughter charge against Weekley.
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Update: 5/17/10 - 6:48 pm - Video disputes police account of shooting. Says that shooting occurred outside the home, rather than inside.
"Profound sorrow" was expressed by police in Detroit on Sunday, after the fatal shooting of 7-year-old Aiyana Jones. The little girl was killed by police executing a search warrant during a homicide investigation. Assistant Police Chief Ralph Godbee gave a statement expressing his regret, "This is any parent's worst nightmare. It also is any police officer...Read Full Story
"Profound sorrow" was expressed by police in Detroit, Michigan on Sunday after the fatal shooting of 7-year old Aiyana Jones. The little girl was killed by police executing a search warrant during a homicide investigation. Assistant Police Chief Ralph Godbee gave a statement in which he said, "This is any parent's worst nightmare. It also is any police officer's worst nightmare. And today, it is all too real."The warrant was being executed at 12:40 a.m. Sunday morning on the east side of...Read Full Story
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