The 2012 shooting generated one of the earliest protests against police use of force in black communities. To promote healing between police and the community, Stephen A. Zappala Jr., the Allegheny County district attorney, said charges of reckless endangerment, resisting arrest and escape have been dropped, BET says. During a trial in September, a jury deadlocked on the charges of endangerment, resisting and escape but cleared Ford of two counts of aggravated assault against police officers, according to the news site.
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