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US Judge Declares Mistrial In White Police Chief’s Shooting Of Unarmed Black Man – 13 January 2015

RT logoA South Carolina judge has declared a mistrial in a case of a former small town police chief charged with the murder of an unarmed black man outside a police station in 2011.

Circuit Judge Edgar Dickson dismissed the jury after they remained deadlocked for nearly 12 hours on Tuesday in the trial of Richard Combs, who was accused of shooting Bernard Bailey three times in May 2011, AP reported.

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The jury had three options: convict Combs of murder, convict on a lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter, or acquit him.

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