DETROIT – A jury has been seated in the trial of a Detroit police officer who unintentionally killed a 7-year-old girl during a hunt for a murder suspect in 2010.
Opening statements are set for Thursday in Wayne County court after three days of jury selection ended Wednesday.
Joseph Weekley is charged with involuntary manslaughter. He's accused of handling his gun recklessly during a raid at a Detroit home. Aiyana Stanley-Jones was fatally shot while she slept on a couch.
Weekley is white and Aiyana was black. Jurors say race will have no influence on their ability to be fair.
They also say they won't be influenced by the recent shooting of an unarmed black teen by a white officer in Ferguson, Missouri.