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OWASSO, Okla. – An Owasso police officer was found not guilty of using excessive force by a jury Wednesday, according to Fox 23.

Michael Denton was charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon and reckless conduct with a firearm back in 2015.

The charges came after a traffic stop in Nowata County.

Authorities apprehended Cody Mathews following a multicounty high-speed pursuit by authorities.

Denton was accused of striking Mathews in the head with a 12-gauge shotgun during the arrest.

He was found not guilty on both charges.

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