TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A new trial date has been granted by a Leon Circuit Court judge for former Tallahassee Police officer Vincent Crump, who is accused of sexually assaulting a woman while on the job.
On Monday, Leon Circuit Court Judge James Hankinson set April 8, 2019, as the date for the trial to begin.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A new trial date has been granted by Leon Circuit Judge, James Hankinson, for former Tallahassee police officer Vincent Crump, who is accused of sexually assaulting a woman while on the job.
State prosecutors say the accusations came from a traffic stop on Feb. 24. The next day, the Tallahassee Police Department announced Crump was fired.
The trial originally took place on Aug. 28, but after more than eleven hours of deliberation, Judge Hankinson declared a mistrial when one of the jurors didn't come back to court on Aug. 30.
"You saw this victim's testimony and it's true that you know that she's not a child. But she's really not far from it either, she's a very young 21 year old, she's very fragile, and I honestly don't know how putting this trial off for several months may affect her," said Sarah Dugan.
There will be a case management hearing on Oct. 15 and a new trial date will be set then.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Former Tallahassee police officer Vincent Crump will be back in court next month to stand trial for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman while on the job.
State prosecutors say the allegations came from a traffic stop on Feb. 24. The next day, the police department announced Crump was fired.
Crump's first trial started last Monday. Six jurors spent more than 11 hours deliberating last Wednesday. But the judge declared a mistrial the next day when one of the jurors didn't come back to court.
Crump's retrial will start Monday, October 8.
In court, one of Crump’s attorneys met with a state prosecutor about the next steps moving forward after last week’s mistrial.
His defense team said it will be asking for legal transcripts and it's possible Crump will add more attorneys to his counsel. The state said the victim in this case wants to move on and that one month should be enough time to provide the defense with those transcripts.
The first pre-trial hearing is in two weeks.
Crump briefly popped into court before his hearing, but his attorney excused him from attending.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A mistrial has been declared in the case of a former Tallahassee police officer accused of sexually assaulting a woman during a traffic stop.
The jury had deliberated late into Wednesday night to try to decide the fate of Vincent Crump. The jury finally stopped with no decision around midnight.
In the end, the case was declared a mistrial because one juror, the only male, left. Officials said the juror became unavailable and are unable to release any more details.
After the juror did not return Wednesday morning, the judge presented three options- a mistrial, proceed with five jurors, or bring back the alternate juror.
State Attorney Sarah Dugan opted for moving ahead with the five remaining or bringing in the alternate, but defense attorney Mutaqee Akbar pushed for a mistrial.
"With 11 hours of deliberation, having a new juror come in, that jurors discussions would impact the other jurors already," said Akbar. "We feel confident in the case and we feel confident that another six jurors will come in and we'll get the verdict that we've been looking for, which is not guilty."
A case management hearing has been set for Sept. 4, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. A new trial date may be set. You can find additional details about the case here.
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