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Oklahoma Police Lieutenant Ordered To Stand Trial

Posted at 10:26 AM, Feb 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-21 11:26:18-05

An Oklahoma Police Lieutenant is ordered to stand trial after prosecutors say he unlawfully killed a woman during a police chase.

Blackwell Police Lieutenant John Mitchell was charged with first-degree manslaughter after court documents show he shot and killed Michele Godsey, last May.

Dash cam video shows Lieutenant Mitchell fired several rounds at Godsey's vehicle, even after coming to a complete stop.

Lieutenant Mitchell faces up to 8 years in prison if convicted.

Lieutenant Mitchell arraignment is set for March 18 in Kay County.

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