DA Won’t Retry Fort Worth Officer Who Shot Man

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Courtney Johnson (CBS11)

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Fort Worth officer accused of shooting and injuring a man who was walking in his neighborhood while holding a barbecue fork won’t face a second trial following a mistrial.

Tarrant County District Attorney Sharen Wilson filed a dismissal Thursday on the charge against 35-year-old Courtney Johnson.

A motion filed by Wilson says that after reviewing the trial case and evidence produced at trial, she believes “any subsequent retrial is unlikely to result in the return of a unanimous jury verdict.”

A judge last week declared a mistrial after the jury deadlocked. Johnson had been charged with aggravated assault by a public servant in the 2015 shooting of 56-year-old Craigory Adams.

Adams, who has a mental impairment, had dropped the fork and gone down on a knee when he was shot.

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