Another Mistrial For Former Beaumont Officer

The re-trial of a former Beaumont police officer has ended in a mistrial.

Defense attorneys for Enoch Clark told the judge in the case they were not given the proper exhibits and documents and photographs as the prosecution was set to call its fifth witness to the stand.

The judge declared a mistrial and will have a conference in April in Riverside to figure out what happens next.

Clark remains free on bond.

In his first trial, the jury was deadlocked 10 to 2 in favor of conviction, and a mistrial was declared.

Clark used a high power pepper spray gun on Monique Hernandez during a traffic stop back in February 2012,  as he was arresting her on suspicion of DUI.

Hernandez filed a lawsuit and received a settlement of more than 18 million dollars, but she was blinded by the pepper spray, suffering irreparable damage to her corneas and optic nerve.


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