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Probation for Florida mom who said she saw cop shoot her son

June 5, 2019

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman has been sentenced to a year of probation after lying about seeing a deputy shoot her son in the arm.

Sheekina Williams pleaded no contest to one count of perjury and was sentenced to probation Wednesday. State law enforcement had been investigating whether an officer used excessive force when he shot Williams’ son in 2018.

Investigators say Antonio Smith tried to run over a deputy who was trying to arrest him on an outstanding warrant.

Williams said she saw the shooting from her front porch. But video from scene later revealed the 36-year-old mother wasn’t in that spot and didn’t see the shooting.

The Pensacola News Journal reports the deputy has since been cleared of criminal wrongdoing.

Smith’s injuries were not fatal.

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Information from: Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, http://www.pensacolanewsjournal.com

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