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Man shot after charging cops found not guilty

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) --  A man who was shot by police two years ago after charging at them with a knife has been found not guilty by a Rapides Parish judge.

 In a ruling released this morning, Judge Patricia Koch determined that Carter Rhodes was not guilty of resisting a police office with force or violence. 

The judge ruled that Rhodes was seeking suicide by cop, not trying to resist the officers, and the state failed to present enough evidence of the charges. Officers were trying to serve an order of protective custody on Rhodes when the incident happened in April of 2012.

Officer Spencer Brister shot Rhodes after he pulled out a pocket knife and charged at the officer. Rhodes told investigators that he wanted an officer to shoot him.

After receiving psychiatric treatment, Rhodes turned himself in to authorities. Rhodes' family has filed a civil suit that is pending in court.
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