Scott Ruppel Found Not Guilty in Assault Case

Body cam footage was shown to the jury during the trial and Ruppel was found not guilty.

Posted: Oct. 26, 2018 5:28 PM
Updated: Oct. 26, 2018 5:28 PM

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news now. alan alan scott ruppel, the former chico police sergeant, charged with choking a suspect, was found not guilty today by a butte county jury. lauren lauren action news now reporter stephanie lin was in the courtroom today and joins us now with reaction from both sides, stephanie? reporter live alan, check out police bodycam video shown to the jury as trial. this moment in august 2017 is what led us to today. you can see police trying to use restrain rowley in the patrol car with seatbelts. with rowley continuing to scream at officers. that's when rupple moved in. vo the d-a and defense used police bodycam video heavily as evidence during trial. both sides, going frame by frame to dissect rupple's actions that the defense arguing that ruppel acted in self-defense... the prosecution saying he used more force than necessary. here's more video from rowley's arrest that day. sot full no verbatim vo the jury arrived at its verdict this morning after roughly 4 hours of deliberation. i was able to speak to mr. ruppel, off-camera. he says he is just happy the trial is over. we have the full video of rowley's arrest on our website, you can find it at action news now dot com. stephanie lin action news now. ### alan
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