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Verdict on "Cop Next Door" case overturned

Verdict on "Cop Next Door" case overturned

CREATED Jul 1, 2011

A District Court judge has overturned a Metro officer's conviction.

Not because he says she's not guilty.

But because he believes the law used to convict her is too vague.

In September, Metro Officer Lourdes Smith was convicted in a Henderson court.

Smith was found guilty on an imitation firearm charge after her former neighbors caught her shooting a bb-gun at their security camera.

It was just one event in a long-standing feud between the two families.

The former neighbors moved out of state because they said they feared for their safety.

Judge Donald Mosley recently overturned Smith's conviction saying the Henderson Municipal Code used to convict her is unconstitutional as applied in this case--because it's too broad.