Judge Haikala acquits Parker after two trials ended in hung juries. Parker, a policeman, seriously injured Indian national Patel during an arrest on suspicion of burglary. Patel spoke no English and appears not to have understood what was being asked of him. He has been left partially paralyzed by the incident. Haikala:
The court has no reason to expect a different result in a subsequent trial given the totality of the evidence that the parties have provided.