Testimony To Resume In Okla. Police Captain Trial
Ponca City Now - November 25, 2013 6:52 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Testimony is scheduled to resume in Oklahoma County District Court in the manslaughter trial of a police captain charged with the shooting death of an unarmed teenager.
Del City police Capt. Randy Harrison is accused in the March 14, 2012, death of 18-year-old Dane Scott Jr. A 23-year veteran officer in an Oklahoma City suburb, Harrison has pleaded not guilty. He faces four years to life in prison if convicted.
Testimony in the case is scheduled to resume Monday, when Harrison is expected to continue testifying in his own defense.
Defense attorneys claim the shooting was justified. But prosecutors say Harrison had previously arrested Scott on drug violations and became so fixated on the teen that he crossed the line, shooting Scott in the back when he posed no threat.