Wednesday, November 09, 2016 11:45 AM


Mark Kaylor Mark Kaylor Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press. A judge dismissed charges this morning against Mark Kaylor, the former Red Bank police officer who was accused of using excessive force in the arrest of a Latino man in April 2014. District Attorney General Neal Pinkston said video footage of Kaylor punching Candido Medina-Resendiz in the face and shoulders was deeply disturbing. But prosecutors showed jurors all available evidence during a three-day trial last week. After 11 hours of deliberation, jurors moved to acquit Kaylor, 40, of aggravated assault but couldn't decide whether to convict for a lesser charge. The judge declared a mistrial. "There's nothing new to present," Pinkston's spokeswoman, Melydia Clewell, said today. "We will not waste taxpayer money trying to affect a different outcome. The jury overwhelmingly chose not to convict Mr. Kaylor and we respect that decision." Throughout his trial, prosecutors said Kaylor was excessive when he rushed into a struggle between Medina-Resendiz, 26, and backup Red Bank police officers on April 13, 2014. He could have used less-violent techniques to subdue Medina-Resendiz, who was drunk, partly handcuffed, and didn't speak much English. "He knew how to do it right," prosecutor Kevin Brown said ...

News source: Times Free Press

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