DOVER, Del. – Jurors are resuming deliberations in the trial of a white Delaware police officer charged with assault after breaking a black suspect's jaw with a kick.
Jurors are to reconvene Monday in the trial of Dover officer Thomas Webster IV after deliberating several hours Friday.
Webster testified that he didn't intend to kick Lateef Dickerson in the head in 2013 and was aiming for Dickerson's upper body. He also said he feared for the safety of himself and others because Dickerson was reportedly armed with a gun and was slow to comply with repeated police commands to get on the ground.
Prosecutors say Webster acted recklessly and used excessive force.
Police dashcam video shows that Dickerson had placed his hands on the ground but wasn't fully prone when Webster kicked him.