Oklahoma v. MLK, Cleveland County, CF-99-2212
Same defendant with multiple prior felony convictions charged with assault and battery (biting) of a Moore police officer who, with his fraternal brothers, unnecessarily inflamed MLK though he had committed no crime. The officers forced a foot chase and the "victim" wrapped his hand around MLK's face and tackled him on the pavement. MLK resisted. Again, presenting the testimony of neurologist, Dr. Jonathon Pincus, plus that of Kansas City forensic psychiatrist Dr. William Logan, the jury heard a dual defense of not guilty or not guilty by reason of insanity. Mr. Pierce used the officers' own reports and the leather glove of the "victim" as a basis of cross examination and closing, whereupon, the jury brought back a general verdict of not guilty.