PITTSBURGH (AP) – Lawyers for a black man left paralyzed after he was shot by a white Pittsburgh officer during a traffic stop want a judge to schedule a hearing to determine if Allegheny County prosecutors have been fair in delaying a decision whether to retry the man on some criminal counts.

Attorneys for 21-year-old Leon Ford, of Shaler Township, say there’s no good reason for the DA to delay a decision on the retrial.

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Ford was acquitted of aggravated assault in September.

But a jury couldn’t decide five other counts, including reckless endangerment, which police filed when Ford’s car drove away with Officer David Derbish in it.

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Derbish shot Ford, who crashed seconds later.

Police claim Ford was trying to flee, but he says the still-running car got knocked into gear as police wrongly tried to pull him from it.

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