WMDT: Former SU students found not guilty
- March 2, 2017
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Salisbury, Md. – Two out of three former Salisbury University students suing the Salisbury Police Department were found not guilty on Wednesday. Abdi Geleta and Curtis Adams were found not guilty on charges of disorderly conduct.
The third member, Travis Guthrie, was arrested for obstructing and hindering police. He is still awaiting trial.
Attorney Luke Rommel is representing all three men. Rommel tells 47 ABC that the not-guilty verdict is critical because one prerequisite for a lawsuit for police misconduct is false arrest. He says if Geleta and Adams were convicted, the jury’s decision would have meant it was a proper arrest.
Rommel says there is no specified start date yet, but he says that it is on track in the federal court system.