The jury of 11 women and one man reached its verdict after three days of deliberations in the trial of 50-year-old Officer Mary O’Callaghan. She pleaded not guilty to assaulting a civilian in the 2012 arrest of 35-year-old Alesia Thomas.
O’Callaghan was charged with assault under color of authority, but she was not charged in Thomas’ death. She had been relieved of duty without pay pending an administrative hearing.
O’Callaghan faces a maximum of three years in county jail. Back in 2012, officers arrested Thomas for child abandonment after she reportedly left her two children in a local police lobby at approximately 2 a.m in the morning. After being handcuffed and put into the patrol car, O’Callaghan was seen kicking Thomas in the groin, abdomen, and upper thigh. She was also shoved forcefully, according to the footage.
SOURCE: Daily Mail | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty
Thousands Protest During #MillionsMarchNYC Against Police Brutality
1. Thousands march together on their way to the NYPD headquarters.1 of 17
2. Thousands gather near the NYPD headquarters.2 of 17
3. A protester holds up a sign to stop police brutality.3 of 17
4. Kevin Liles, Russell Simmons, and Nas help lead the march in NYC.4 of 17
5. Protestors march up 5th Avenue.5 of 17
6. Thousands gather in Washington Square Park before marching uptown.6 of 17
7. Protestors lead by holding up a 'Black Lives Matter' banner.7 of 17
8. Picketed versions of the victims of police brutality are held up during the march.8 of 17
9. The Brooklyn Bridge gets shut down by protestors.9 of 17
10. A protestor holds up a focused 'We Demand Justice' sign10 of 17
11. Santa Con participants face the interrupting protests happening through the streets.11 of 17
12. An artist participates in the protest through creative expression.12 of 17
13. Thousands of different ethnicities and ages come together for the protests.13 of 17
14. Thousands gather in Washington Square Park before the march.14 of 17
15. A protestor marches while in chains.15 of 17
16. Thousands march up 5th Avenue.16 of 17
17. Thousands march up 5th Avenue towards Union Square.17 of 17
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