Deliberations continue in traffic cops' assault case

Jurors returned to the courtroom during deliberations today to hear a judge redefine one of the assault charges against two cops accused of beating a

THE BRONX - Jurors returned to the courtroom during deliberations today to hear a judge redefine one of the assault charges against two cops accused of beating a Bronx man on White Plains Road.

According to Marlon Smith, Koleen Robinson and Michelle Anglin were off duty when they pepper sprayed him and beat him with batons in Williamsbridge back in the summer of 2008.

The alleged assault followed a dispute during which the officers say Smith's car door was blocking traffic. Smith received 25 stitches to his head and filed a $25 million lawsuit against the city.

Attorneys for both officers requested a mistrial, but their application was denied. The two cops have maintained their innocence and say Smith started the fight by spitting on them and punching them.

If convicted, Robinson and Anglin could lose their jobs and face a minimum five years in prison.

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