DETROIT — Jurors have departed court after two hours of deliberations in the trial of a Detroit police officer who killed a girl during a raid.
Joseph Weekley is charged with reckless discharge of a gun causing death, a misdemeanor that carries a maximum penalty of two years in prison. A judge last week dismissed the most serious charge, involuntary manslaughter.
Jurors got the case around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. They'll return to court Wednesday.
Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Rob Moran says Weekley had his finger on the trigger and failed to follow his training when he stormed a house looking for a murder suspect in 2010.
Defense lawyer Steve Fishman says the death of Aiyana Stanley-Jones was an accident, not a crime.
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