COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — The trial of a former Columbus Division of Police vice officer will enter its second week Monday at 9 a.m. because the protection continues to current its case.
Former officer Andrew Mitchell is charged with homicide and voluntary manslaughter for the August 2018 taking pictures demise of 23-year-old Donna Castleberry. Mitchell, whereas working as an undercover officer throughout an tried prostitution sting, fatally shot Castleberry after she slashed his hand with a knife.
Whereas prosecuting attorneys declare Mitchell used extreme, unreasonable power towards Castleberry, the previous officer’s protection attorneys contend that Castleberry introduced a menace that warranted Mitchell’s use of power.
On Thursday, the prosecution additionally known as retired police detective and Crucial Incident Evaluation professional of police interactions, Jamie Borden to testify as an professional witness. Whereas learning the taking pictures of Castleberry, Borden testified the period of time between every shot Mitchell fired, often called the cadence, confirmed a “a lot slower and deliberative course of” than the common use of power, which Borden stated is roughly .25 seconds.
Members of the Ohio Bureau of Felony Investigation took the stand for the prosecution Thursday. CLICK HERE for a full recap.
Columbus Division of Police officer Matthew McDaniel, CPD detectives Lara Evans and Greg Sheppard testified Wednesday. The prosecution and protection went via group textual content messages between Evans, Mitchell, and different CPD officers amongst different gadgets. CLICK HERE for a full recap.
Mitchell has been held in federal custody pending an unrelated case through which he’s accused of forcing girls to have intercourse with him to keep away from arrest. The federal case towards Mitchell in addition to the vice unit’s dealing with of the arrest of an adult performer in July 2018 performed a job in the abolition of the Columbus vice unit in March 2019.
The previous vice officer faces life in jail if convicted of the homicide cost. If convicted of involuntary manslaughter, Mitchell might be sentenced to between three and 11 years in jail.
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