The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that two white suburban police officers should be tried again in the death of a black motorist who suffocated while fighting with police during a traffic stop. The first trial of Milton Mulholland and Michael Albert on manslaughter charges ended in a mistrial last fall when the coroner testified that Mulholland should explain what he did that night. A defendant is not required to testify at a trial. Jon Gammage, 31, was driving a Jaguar through Brentwood, a suburb of Pittsburgh, in October 1995 when police stopped him for flickering brake lights. Police said Gammage lunged at a police officer after one struck him. He suffocated while the officers restrained him.
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