Deliberations to Resume Monday in Cop Trial

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

ATLANTA (AP) _ Jurors deliberated Friday without deciding the fate of an Atlanta police officer accused of helping cover up a botched drug raid in which a 92-year-old woman was killed in her home.

A judge also rejected several defense requests for a mistrial.

Arthur Tesler is charged with violation of oath by a public officer, making false statements and false imprisonment under color of legal process. He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of the three charges.

The jury, which also deliberated part of Thursday, will resume Monday.

Two other officers involved in the November 2006 raid on Kathryn Johnston's home have pleaded guilty to state manslaughter and federal civil rights charges.

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