A federal judge has acquitted an Alabama police officer charged with violating an Indian grandfather’s civil rights by throwing him to the ground and causing him serious injuries after the case previously went to two mistrials.

U.S. District Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala on Wednesday granted a motion for an acquittal filed by attorneys for Eric Parker, 27, accused of using unreasonable force while working as a police officer in Madison, Alabama.

In the February 2015 incident, which was caught on video, Parker caused injuries to Sureshbhai Patel, then 57, which the Indian national is not expected to fully recover from, his lawyer has said.

The decision to acquit Parker came after juries in Huntsville, Alabama twice deadlocked on whether Parker deprived the grandfather of his civil rights in a case that drew international attention.

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