One Charge Dropped Against Chambers

The case against Betty Chambers is only “half” the case it used to be.

Chambers is the 81-year old woman who is on trial following a scuffle with St. Joseph County Police in February of 2005.

One of the two felony counts she faced was dismissed in court on Tuesday.

The judge ruled that the charge of resisting law enforcement was not supported by the evidence.

A charge of felony battery remains.

One officer says he saw “stars and lightening bolts” after he was hit with a cane that Chambers allegedly wielded as a weapon.

Chambers took the stand on Tuesday and admitted that she used her cane to strike the officer…but she says her actions came in self defense.

Chambers testified that officers were acting aggressively,
And she was afraid they would “kill” her caregiver.

The officers had earlier testified that the caregiver was confrontational.

The case should be in the hands of a jury on Wednesday.


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