Testimony To Begin In Okla. Police Captain Trial

Ponca City Now - November 19, 2013 6:47 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Testimony is set to begin in the manslaughter trial of a Del City police captain charged in the shooting death of an unarmed teenager.

Testimony is scheduled to begin Tuesday in Oklahoma County District Court – a day after a jury of nine women and three men was chosen for the trial of 48-year-old Capt. Randy Harrison. Harrison is a 23-year police veteran and has pleaded not guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the March 14, 2012, death of 18-year-old Dane Scott Jr.

A police affidavit says Harrison was trying to arrest Scott after a car chase and took a handgun from the teen. As Scott ran away, Harrison fired four times with the fourth shot striking Scott in the back.

The affidavit says Scott was unarmed and posed no threat.


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