Jury Deliberates 13 Hours With No Verdict Yet In Janet Hinds Case; To Resume Saturday Morning

Friday, September 24, 2021

The Nashville jurors in the Janet Hinds case deliberated 13 hours on Friday before stopping for the night.

The panel was to resume talks at 9 a.m. on Saturday.

Jurors reported making good progress an hour before they were dismissed for the night by Judge Don Poole. But they returned an hour later still without a verdict.

Ms. Hinds is charged in the February 2019 traffic death of rookie Chattanooga Police officer Nicholas Galinger who was killed by a hit and run driver as he inspected an overflowing manhole cover on Hamill Road.

Prosecutors say Ms. Hinds was intoxicated after having five drinks.

The defense said there were a number of other factors that led to the death of the officer including the fact there was not a flashing warning at the manhole.


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