09/16/2008

Assault charge against cop who shot Hells Angel dropped

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Charge dismissed for cop who shot Hells Angel
Seattle cop charged in Hells Angels shooting

By Jennifer Sullivan
The Seattle Times

MEADE COUNTY, S.D. — Prosecutors in South Dakota have dismissed a second felony charge against a Seattle police detective who shot a member of the Hells Angels motorcycle club last month during a bar fight.

Meade County State Attorney Jesse Sondreal announced today that an aggravated assault charge against Detective Ron Smith has been dropped. Earlier this month, prosecutors dropped a felony perjury charge against Smith.

Smith still faces a misdemeanor charge stemming from the shooting of Joseph McGuire on Aug. 9.

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