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.
Calif. cop acquitted of all charges in brutality case