Jury Trial requested for former Springfield police officer
BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG) - Former Springfield Police Officer Ronnie Nelson was supposed to be in court Monday, August 10, for his first arraignment; however, last week his attorney’s entered a written plea of “not guilty” and also requested a jury trial.
Nelson was arrested in early June for a May 29th incident in which officials say he used excessive force on an autistic black male, Solomon Smith.
According to court documents, Nelson is scheduled for a pretrial hearing October 15, at 1:30pm.
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