SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) -- A police officer was acquitted Wednesday of a charge linked to his involvement in an drunken off-duty fight over a bag of steak fajitas two years ago. Jurors deadlocked on an assault charge, and prosecutors said they planned to retry him.
The jury found Matthew Tonsing innocent of battery and voted 8-4 in favor of acquittal on a felony assault with a deadly weapon charge. Jurors had already cleared him of a misdemeanor battery charge.
On Monday, the jury acquitted David Lee, one of three San Francisco officers arrested for allegedly confronting two men outside a bar and demanding their doggie bag of fajitas.
If this was anyone but a cop they would be in jail.