Videographer pleads in fatal Detroit police raid

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DETROIT A videographer for a reality television show crew filming a Detroit police raid that left a 7-year-old girl dead has pleaded no contest to obstruction of justice.

The Wayne County prosecutor's office says a perjury charge against Allison Howard was dismissed Thursday. Howard will serve 1½ to 2 years' probation in Massachusetts.

A crew from cable's "The First 48" was shadowing police during a 2010 search for a murder suspect.

Aiyana Stanley-Jones was asleep on a sofa when she was shot during the raid on her home. Howard was accused of withholding video of the raid from investigators.

Officer Joseph Weekley is charged in Aiyana's slaying. A judge declared a mistrial Tuesday after jurors failed to reach a verdict in Weekley's trial.


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