Thursday, February 9, 2012

Jury acquits former Greeley officer accused of sexual assault, unlawful sexual contact

A jury has acquitted a former Greeley police officer of sexually assaulting a woman during a traffic stop in March.

A woman had accused Daniel Shepherd of following her from a party where she had been told to leave, pulling her over and then groping her.

Jurors acquitted him Wednesday

Juror David Sanchez told the Greeley Tribune the jury had trouble believing not only the woman, who had made false claims about assault in the past, but also Shepherd, who initially denied to his superiors that he ever stopped the woman.

Juror David Jones said that doubts forced the jury to acquit.