Askia Sabur acquitted in alleged assault of police officer
PHILADELPHIA - February 19, 2013 (WPVI) -- A verdict was issued Tuesday in the 2010 alleged assault against a Philadelphia police officer.
A jury found Askia Sabur not guilty of aggravated assault and resisting arrest.
Police alleged that a video taken at the scene showed officers restraining Sabur after he had attacked an officer, who was trying to clear him and his friends from a sidewalk.
Sabur told investigators police used excessive force and he had done nothing wrong.
A review of that tape showed that Sabur was telling the truth.
philadelphia, assault, police, local/state
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