Outside prosecutor ordered in Sailor shot by officer case

Special prosecutor for Norfolk officer-involved shooting case

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A local Sailor wasn’t released from jail on Monday after the judge at her bond hearing ordered a change in the prosecution.

The Sailor’s mother is angry her daughter wasn’t released from jail on Monday: “I’m very upset that she’s not getting out today,” said Jacqueline Robinson. “My daughter is very good. She doesn’t deserve what she’s getting. That’s all I can say for right now.”

Robinson is the mother of 24-year-old Jasmine Glespie, who is accused of trying to run over a Norfolk police officer with her car last month. Glespie was leaving a party at the Breezy Point Apartment complex off Glen Myrtle Avenue, at the time. Then the officer opened fire, hitting Glespie.

During a hearing on Monday, a judge assigned an outside prosecutor to the case, citing a conflict of interest with the Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.

“This was unexpected. My understanding was that the court would allow Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office to take the case,” said attorney Shawn Cline. “The judge, for various reasons, would not allow them to. Chesapeake will be handling the bond hearing, hopefully tomorrow or Wednesday.”

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