02/03/2012

Calif. cop acquitted of all charges in brutality case

The jury deliberated for about four hours before finding Dedrick Riley, 42, not guilty of unnecessary assault by an officer

By Malaika Fraley
Contra Costa Times

MARTINEZ, Calif. — A Richmond police officer was acquitted Thursday of charges that he assaulted a handcuffed man during a drug-related arrest in 2009.

The jury deliberated for about four hours before finding Dedrick Riley, 42, not guilty of unnecessary assault by an officer and filing a false police report — both felonies — and misdemeanor battery.

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