Longstanding charges against a former Galveston police officer have run into roadblocks, including a mistrial, which have his attorneys seeking to end prosecution and accusing city officials of wrongdoing.

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Trudy Deen Davis

Popovich has had ample opportunities to redeem himself and follow the law. He took advantage of his role as a police officer and believed himself to be above the law. It's pathetic he had all these years of continuing his lawlessness. He should continue to live under incarceration until a jury makes a decision. The defense attorney is mad? So are many in this community that have watched this case in the news and believe he has been afforded many opportunities to maintain his freedom.

Ron Shelby

How is this double jeopardy?? A mistrial is as if there was no trial. He clearly still needs a trial done right for both the victim and the defendant.

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