MEMPHIS, TN - Prosecutors have denied probation for a second time for two Arkansas police officers involved in a fatal shooting in Memphis.
The officers from West Memphis, AR are accused of reckless homicide in the death of a woman who was killed in 2004 when police fired into a car they had chased into Memphis.
A Memphis judge ordered prosecutors to offer the officers a form of probation called pretrial diversion, but an appeals court later gave the state more leeway in making such a decision.
Prosecutors say a further review of the incident led to the denial of diversion for two of the three officers involved in the shooting.
If a judge upholds that decision, officers Tony Galtelli and John Gardner could still face prosecution in the death of 44-year-old Kelly Anne Allen.
A defense lawyer contends that would violate the officers' constitutional protections against double jeopardy.