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Found Not Guilty: Jupiter Police Officer Kevin Jacko – Excessive Force & Official Misconduct Case

Darren D. Shull, P.A. > Previous Cases & Trials  > Found Not Guilty: Jupiter Police Officer Kevin Jacko – Excessive Force & Official Misconduct Case

Found Not Guilty: Jupiter Police Officer Kevin Jacko – Excessive Force & Official Misconduct Case

Jupiter Criminal Defense Attorney Darren Shull

Jupiter Police Officer Kevin Jacko & Convicted Felon Cody Blankenship

Attorney Darren D. Shull represents Jupiter Police Officer Kevin Jacko in an Excessive Force and official Misconduct case. Officer Jacko was found not guilty of all charges. The jury’s verdict after less than three hours of deliberation in Jacko’s week-long trial ended the case surrounding the June 2013 beating of Cody Blankenship, who ran from officers after they were called to a report of an unwanted guest in the 100 block of Land’s End Way.

In the larger national debate on cases of excessive police use of force, Shull on Friday said he believed Jacko’s case boiled down to three simple letters: DNA.

A defense expert testified that had Jacko used his baton to beat Blankenship’s face, there would have been much more of Blankenship’s blood on the baton than the small amount investigators uncovered.

And Shull also called in use of force expert Dennis Root, known for his testimony in the murder trial of George Zimmerman, to tell jurors before the case ended Friday that he thought Jacko’s use of force against Blankenship was justifiable.

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In the end, Shull said he believes that jurors trusted the testimony of Jacko and other officers who said they never saw the baton strikes. Though prosecutors called it “baffling” that none of the officers saw what led to Blankenship’s severe injuries, Shull said the verdict showed it was Blankenship who jurors couldn’t trust.

“If you have someone like Cody Blankenship, who I believe is a pariah to society, and on the other hand you have someone like him [Jacko] who has a clean record and has never been disciplined, he’ll win,” Shull said of his client.

With Criminal Defense Attorney Darren D. Shull, in Jupiter, FL defendants are teamed up with a former career prosecutor who has the extensive experience to guide you through the most difficult and challenging time in your life. You should hire experienced legal counsel when you or a family member face criminal charges that could complicate or destroy the rest of your life or the life of someone you love. Serious criminal charges could also result in a conviction and a county jail or prison sentence. 24-Hour Emergency &
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You can read more about the Jacko case and trial by visiting the links below:

Jupiter Police Officer Jacko, not-guilty of excessive force against Cody Blankenship WPTV

Trial underway for Jupiter cop accused of beating suspect – PB Post

Jupiter cop Kevin Jacko not guilty in beating of suspect – PB Post 

Jupiter officer on trial for aggravated battery – WPTV 

Jupiter officer on trial for aggravated battery – WPTV- Youtube

Officer Kevin Jacko used ‘deadly force,’ prosecutors say – WPBF

Kevin Jacko: Officer accused of using excessive force- Youtube

 

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