(WAFF) - Prosecution rests in Eric Parker trial
Thursday afternoon, the prosecution rested their case against Madison police officer Eric Parker. The defense asked the judge for an acquittal, claiming the prosecution didn't prove Sureshbhai Patel's civil rights were violated by Parker and the judge didn't deny the motion. A Madison police captain also took the stand. He testified Parker's actions were not justified and his leg sweep was not part his department's training. Friday the defense is expected to call an expert witness to the stand tomorrow and officer Parker sometime next week.
Athens police search for robber
Athens police department is still searching for the man connected to robbing an AT&T store. According to officials, a man with a hand gun approached an employee at the AT&T store on South Jefferson Street in Athens. The man told the employee to go back inside the store and demanded money. Officers and tracking dogs from Limestone Correctional Facility searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect. Police describe the man as Hispanic and in his late 20s. If you have any information, please contact the Athens Police Department.
Florence police searching for robber
The search for a suspect in a Thursday night armed robbery continues. The robbery occurred at Dandy's Package store on Florence Boulevard in Florence. Police say that the suspect left the store on foot. If you have any information contact the Florence Police Department.