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Askia Sabur acquitted in alleged assault of police officer

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

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.

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