Saturday, November 05, 2016 12:45 AM

JUDGE DECLARES MISTRIAL AFTER JURY DEADLOCKS IN FORMER RED BANK POLICE OFFICER ASSAULT CASE

Candido Medina-Resendiz Candido Medina-Resendiz Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press. A former Red Bank police officer accused of using excessive force in the arrest of a Latino man could walk free after a "hopelessly deadlocked" jury led to a mistrial Friday. Hamilton County jurors unanimously agreed to acquit Mark Kaylor of aggravated assault, one of three charges he faced after the violent April 2014 arrest of 26-year-old Candido Medina-Resendiz. What they couldn't decide was whether to convict Kaylor, 40, of a lesser charge - in this case, reckless aggravated assault. Beginning Thursday afternoon, jurors spent 11 hours in disagreement, they told Criminal Court Judge Tom Greenholtz. "Does every member of the jury agree that further deliberations would not be productive?" Greenholtz asked jurors around 2 p.m. Friday. Every hand went up. And then, to avoid wasting further resources or risk coercing somebody into a verdict, Greenholtz declared a mistrial. "We respect the work of the jury," Kaylor's attorney, Lee Davis, said afterward. "They worked for two days on trying to reach a verdict. And we appreciate a 'not guilty' acquittal on the aggravated assault charge." Throughout Kaylor's trial, which started Tuesday, prosecutors said Kaylor was excessive when he rushed ...

News source: Times Free Press

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