Civil Liberties

Trial Starts for Detroit Cop Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter for Seven-Year-Old Girl Killed in Raid

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A prosecutor says a Detroit police officer made critical errors during a raid that led to the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old girl.

Jurors have heard opening statements Monday in the involuntary manslaughter trial of Joseph Weekley. There's no dispute that he fired his gun, striking Aiyana Stanley-Jones in 2010.