MIAMI (CBSMiami) – In the stand your ground case stemming from the aggressive takedown of Broward teenager Delucca Rolle, a judge granted the “Stand your ground” motion filed by one of the two deputies who arrested the then 15-year-old.
Sergeant Gregory LaCerra was caught on a viral video shoving Rolle in the head and spraying him in the face.
The judge’s ruling applies only to a battery charge being dismissed.
LaCerra’s attorney says the state attorney can still prosecute him on falsification of records charges.
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A second deputy, shown punching and shoving Rolle’s head to the ground, did not have his motion granted.
That officer was fired from the Broward Sheriff’s Office.
Sergeant LaCerra is on restricted duty.
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The Broward state attorney’s office tells CBS4 they plan to appeal the judge’s ruling.