Jurors acquit Minneapolis police officer Michael Griffin of most charges
A federal jury on Tuesday acquitted Minneapolis police officer Michael Griffin — accused of violating the civil rights of four men and later lying about it — of most of the charges against him.
Jurors deliberated 3½ days before reaching their decision. They cleared Griffin of the six criminal counts he faced stemming from a brawl outside the Loop Bar in late 2011. But they couldn’t reach a verdict on three counts related to a 2010 incident in front of now-defunct Envy nightclub in which Griffin is accused of beating a man unconscious.