A federal court jury has ruled that a former Dothan police officer did not act improperly when he shot a man to death six years ago.
On Jan. 5, 2000, officer David Driskell responded to a complaint about a missing car, when the vehicle in question drove by.
A chase began, until the suspect rammed into Driskell's patrol car and then a fence.
Police say the driver tried to run over Driskell, and that's when Driskell pulled out his pistol and opened fire.
John Pittman was pronounced dead on arrival at a Dothan hospital.
An internal investigation cleared Driskell of wrong-doing, but Pittman's family filed a wrongful-death lawsuit.
Jurors deliberated about an hour before ruling in favor of Driskell who is now an Army Lieutenant.