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Del City officer asking judge to dismiss charges

A Del City police captain charged with manslaughter is asking a judge to dismiss the case.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: March 8, 2013
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A Del City police captain charged with manslaughter is asking a judge to dismiss the case.

Randy Harrison is charged with first-degree manslaughter in the March 2012 shooting death of 18-year-old Dane Scott Jr. A police affidavit says Harrison was trying to arrest Scott after a car chase and managed to take a handgun from the teen during a struggle. As Scott ran away, Harrison opened fire and struck Scott in the back.

Harrison's attorney, Doug Friesen, says charges against his client should be dropped. According to a local television station, Friesen is arguing that Oklahoma's manslaughter statute is unconstitutional for law enforcement officers.

A hearing is planned for Friday on Harrison's request to dismiss the charges. His jury trial is scheduled for next month.

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