Charleston, South Carolina – January 8, 2016 – Charleston attorney David Aylor today issued the following statement after a jury found former Goose Creek police officer James Ross Jr. not guilty of driving under the influence.
“The media was quick to feature the 2014 arrest of my client, Officer James Ross, when he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. I now that he’s been exonerated of the charges, the media won’t be silent on reporting the outcome of the trial,” said attorney David Aylor.
Mr. Ross was not on duty, and not driving a city vehicle at the time of his arrest. Mr. Ross exercised his right and refused to participate in a field sobriety test when he was stopped at a safety checkpoint.
“My client has maintained his innocence and in fact took the stand during his trial and told the jury his version of the facts. The jury briefly deliberated before returning the not guilty verdict,” said Aylor. I hope the media will do the right thing and be more careful in the future before trashing someone on TV or in print without getting all the facts,” said James Ross. “Where do I go to get my reputation back after being a police officer for more than 23 years?”