Attorney: Police are vindicated in Mount trial
Reaction continues to pour in, after a jury found the city of Saratoga Springs was not at fault in the death of Darryl Mount in 2013.
NewsChannel 13 was first to break the news on Live at 4 that a Saratoga County jury decided in favor of the city, when deciding whether the death was caused by police brutality or a fall from scaffolding.
Mount was being chased by Saratoga Springs Police, after they witnessed him shove his girlfriend’s head against a wall.
Police have said all along that Mount fell from scaffolding and was critically injured.
His family claimed that Mount was beaten by responding police.
The police department responded Wednesday afternoon with a statement that reads in part,
“It is our hope that the jury’s decision will allow the Saratoga Springs community to progress forward and improve the interactions between the police and its citizenry. This unfortunate incident resulted in the loss of life, and we acknowledge the pain that caused to Darryl’s loved ones, but the jury has found that the officers were not responsible for his passing.”
John Aspland, the attorney who represented Saratoga Springs and the police officer, spoke about the jury’s decision with NewsChannel 13’s Mark Mulholland.
Hear what he had to say by watching the video of Mark Mulholland’s story.