Trial continues for former officer accused of arson

(CBS42)
(CBS42)

[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16x9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1371076392&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4094053&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1371076392 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The trial continued on Wednesday for former Birmingham police officer Curtis Thornton.

He is accused of setting fire to houses in the Ensley community  in 2012.

One witness, Christopher Davis, testified that officer Curtis Thornton and another man, Jason Arnold, tried to convince him to help set a fire.

Davis testified that he witnessed Arnold set a shirt on fire and leave it inside a home.

Other witnesses testified to seeing Thornton’s car in the vicinity of fires prior to them being set.

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