WKYC-TV reports that authorities accused 24-year-old Jamon Pruiett and Latrent Redrick of threatening nightclub patrons and police last October before Akron officer John Turnure shot each man six times. Defense attorney Terry Gilbert disputes that account, saying surveillance camera footage doesn't show them threatening anyone.
Prosecutors dropped felonious assault charges against Redrick before trial last week. He pleaded no contest to misdemeanor inducing panic at trial.
Pruiett, who fired one round after being shot, was acquitted Thursday of felonious assault.
Akron Police Chief Kenneth Ball said in a statement that Pruiett should have been convicted.
Information from: WKYC-TV, http://www.wkyc.com
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