Ohio appeals court overturns conviction of former Ottawa Hills officer
Fri, 11 Jan 2013 21:23:25 GMT —
An Ohio appeals court has overturned the conviction of a former Ottawa Hills police officer who was found guilty of shooting and paralyzing an unarmed motorcyclist.
The court ruled that Thomas White should get a new trial because the jury was not given proper instructions when they convicted him in 2010.
The jury found White guilty of felonious assault with a gun specification for the May 2009 shooting of Mike McCloskey who was paralyzed from the waist down as a result.
White was then sentenced to 10 years in prison. He has been free on bond during the appeals process.
There is no word on when a new trial may begin.