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Pineville Police Dept. releases statement on Carter Rhodes trial

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PINEVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) Pineville Police Department Chief Donald Weatherford released the following statement on June 17 following the decision made in the Carter Rhodes trial. 

"We at the Pineville Police Department were disappointed in the ruling handed down recently in the Carter Rhodes criminal trial. Although the Judge did not find in favor of a conviction, in her decision, she acknowledges the dangerous situation the officer was placed in and does not question his actions. The video evidence confirms the threat our Officer faced. The Pineville Police Department stands by the decision our Officer made in light of the lethal threat he was facing and are confident it was a reasonable response to the aggressor, Mr. Rhodes. Due to pending Civil litigation, we will withhold any further comments on this matter until it is resolved."
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