SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A man in a wheelchair who was shot by San Francisco police has been acquitted of charges that he stabbed an officer just before the shooting.
A jury acquitted 56-year-old Randal Dunklin on Tuesday while deadlocking on two additional counts of felony assault and a charge of resisting police.
Dunklin was convicted of vandalism and brandishing a knife, misdemeanors.
Authorities say Sgt. Noah Mallinger shot Dunklin on Jan. 4 outside a city Public Health Department building after Dunklin rose from his wheelchair and stabbed another officer in the arm.
Police were responding to reports of a man throwing concrete blocks at people and slashing tires. The officer who was stabbed required 21 stitches.