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Mistrial in Resisting Arrest Trial of Former DSU Professor

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DOVER, Del. (WBOC) - A judge in Kent County declared a mistrial Wednesday morning in the high-profile case of former Delaware State University professor.

The jury could not reach a unanimous decision on the one count of resisting arrest of Jahi Issa.

He was arrested in March 2012 during a protest on the DSU campus. Issa fell to the ground, and eventually was taken to the hospital, as police moved in to break up the protest. Police said his actions were designed to resist arrest.

It appears some members of the jury agreed. Others did not.

"The jury did the best they could to see if they could reach a unanimous decision," said Samuel Guy, Issa's attorney. "Sometimes juries are unable to do that. But the good thing is we really know they made a concerted effort to go over things. They took this very seriously."

The defense motioned for an acquittal. But the judge denied that.

The judge said there was sufficient evidence to warrant another jury trial. No specific date has been set for that.

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