Retrial Date Set for Cop in Aiyana Stanley-Jones Death

Detroit police officer Joseph Weekley still faces charges of involuntary manslaughter.

By Jamilah King Sep 20, 2013

Joseph Weekley, the Detroit police officer who shot and killed seven year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones, will be retried on a charge of involuntary manslaughter on December 4. Weekley also faces one charge of careless discharge of a firearm. The cable network A&E was following Weekley’s unit in its pursuit of a murder suspect when the shooting occurred. Stanley-Jones was sleeping on a sofa with her grandmother in the early morning hours of May 16, 2010 when Weekley’s unit burst through the door. The suspect they were looking for was not present in the apartment, but both Weekley and prosecutors agree that the bullet that killed the child was fired from the officer’s gun. Weekley’s previous trial ended in June after a jury deadlocked on a verdict. (h/t Huffington Post)