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Deadlocked jury forces mistrial in case of Pullman Police sergeant accused of sexual misconduct

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Deadlocked jury forces mistrial in case of Pullman Police sergeant accused of sexual misconduct

Deadlocked jury forces mistrial in case of Pullman Police sergeant accused of sexual misconduct

A deadlocked jury made a judge to declare a mistrial for a former Pullman Police sergeant accused of forcing himself on a Washington State University freshman last year.

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Deadlocked jury forces mistrial in case of Pullman Police sergeant accused of sexual misconduct

Tonight-- a deadlocked jury forced a mistrial in the case of a former police sergeant accused of sexual misconduct..

Following 11 hours of deliberation..

Jurors were split, unable to decide if dan hargraves was guilty of forcing himself on a wsu freshman last year..

Our taylor graham spoke with the jurors after the ruling.

She has an inside look from colfax.

The jurors tell me as soon as testimony ended wednesday - they were split 6-6... And after 11 hours of deliberations in 2 days - only one juror flipped - it was 7 jurors to five... In favor of finding hargraves guilty... But it came down to what they truly believed and some couldn't bring themselves to change their minds.some said the biggest factor in this deadlock was that - there was no direct evidence placing hargraves and the student in the car together for a second time that night... When hargraves was said to have forced himself on the student --who had hargraves' dna on her sleeve.that was huge for some -- others said though, they were swayed when she couldn't remember some parts of her night.one juror said -- they flipped to guilty, because hargraves never turned on his body camera or tracked the mileage on that night's patrol... And, after their first meeting..

He missed 7 calls for service.

All 12 jurors said there was no way they would reach a verdict in a reasonable amount of time... So the judge said he had no choice but to send them home for good - and declare a mistrial.

Hargraves defense had no comment on the ruling - because theyre still waiting to see if whitman county prosecutor denis tracy will retry this case.

Tracy says he'll have that decision in a couple of days... We'll be sure to keep you posted.

In colfax, taylor graham, kxly 4 news.




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