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Ex-Dallas officer not guilty of assault in fatal shooting

Ex-Dallas officer not guilty of assault in fatal shooting
4 years 4 months 2 days ago Thursday, February 13 2020 Feb 13, 2020 February 13, 2020 12:34 PM February 13, 2020 in News - AP Texas Headlines

DALLAS (AP) - A jury has found a former Dallas police officer not guilty of assault in the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old woman in 2017. A Dallas County jury returned the verdict Thursday in the trial of Christopher Hess. He was charged with aggravated assault by a public servant in the killing of Genevive Dawes. Hess shot a dozen times into a car containing Dawes and another person. Prosecutors argued that his actions were unreasonable. His attorneys said the shooting was justified because the car was a threat.

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