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Thu September 26, 2013
Jury Deadlocked in Retrial of Former Little Rock Police Officer; Told To Come To Resolution
A jury is struggling to reach a verdict this hour in the retrial of a former Little Rock police officer charged with manslaughter for shooting a suspect.
It's the second day of deliberations in the trial of 27-year-old Josh Hastings. The jury has been deliberating since 10:20 a.m. and has been sending notes back-and-forth through the courtroom throughout the afternoon.
The jury reported it was deadlocked and Judge Wendell Griffen asked them to come to a resolution.
Hastings and his supporters walked out of the courthouse earlier this afternoon nearly expressionless, while supporters of Bobby Moore III, the 15-year-old boy shot by Hastings at the scene of a car theft, seemed distraught and weary of the process.
The first trial for Hastings in June ended with a hung jury.
Hastings was fired from the force and charged with manslaughter after the shooting in August 2012.