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POSTED November 20, 2013 9:17 p.m.

FLA. BULLYING CASE: CHARGES DROPPED AGAINST TEENS: ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Charges have been dropped against two teenage girls whom a sheriff had accused of bullying a Florida classmate who later committed suicide, the girls' attorneys said Wednesday.

Last month, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd announced the arrest of a 12-year-old girl and a 14-year-old girl as juveniles on stalking charges. He said then that the two were primarily responsible for bullying Rebecca Sedwick, a 12-year-old who jumped to her death at an abandoned concrete plant in September.

Attorney Jose Baez held a news conference Wednesday to announce that the charge had been dropped against his 12-year-old client. The attorney for the 14-year-old, Ronald Toward, told The Associated Press in an email Wednesday evening that The State Attorney's Office in Polk County charge also had dropped the charge against his client.

Baez demanded an apology from Judd for arresting the 12-year-old, whom he described as a "troubled young girl" who had been bullied herself.

The lawyer said it was "reckless" for Judd to have brought a juvenile count of third-degree felony aggravated stalking against the girl, and to name her and show her mug shot at a news conference last month announcing the arrests.

"I found zero evidence having to do with my client that would rise to the level of a criminal act," Baez told reporters.

At a news conference in Winter Haven — just minutes after Baez's news conference had ended — Judd said he didn't regret anything he did. He said that he is happy with the outcome and that the girls will receive "the services they need."

WITNESS: OKLA. TEEN TRIED TO SURRENDER BEFORE SHOT: OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A teenager who saw an Oklahoma police captain fatally shoot his unarmed friend testified Wednesday that the 18-year-old raised his hands in an apparent attempt to surrender before he was shot, though other witnesses said they didn't see that.

John Lockett, 17, testified for a second day at the trial of Del City police Capt. Randy Harrison, 48, who is charged with first-degree manslaughter in the March 14, 2012, death of Dane Scott Jr. Harrison, a 23-year veteran officer in an Oklahoma City suburb, has pleaded not guilty. He faces four years to life in prison if convicted.

Harrison had previously arrested Scott on drug violations, and prosecutors say that the officer became so fixated on the teen that he finally crossed the line, shooting Scott in the back at a time when he posed no threat to anyone. But the defense has portrayed Scott as a drug dealer whose actions before the shooting — he had gotten into a scuffle with Harrison after a car chase — meant the use of deadly force was justified.

Harrison's attorney said early on that prosecutors were influenced to file charges to prevent the type of racial discord that followed high-profile shootings in Florida and Tulsa last year. Scott was black; Harrison is white. However, prosecutors haven't said that racial bias was an issue in Scott's death, just that Harrison was wrong to shoot him.

SARAH PALIN'S OFFICIAL MAYORAL SUV LISTED ON EBAY: ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Sarah Palin's Alaska hometown is auctioning an SUV she drove when she was mayor, years before she skyrocketed to fame.

The small town of Wasilla listed the 1999 Ford Expedition with 74,188 miles on eBay Monday with a minimum bid of $10,000. The listing's photo shows the tan SUV with a cardboard cutout of Palin in the driver's seat.

A 1999 Ford Expedition in excellent condition at that mileage has a Kelly Blue Book value of $2,318 in the Wasilla area. But city officials are hoping Palin's role in history will bring out fans willing to pay a lot more.

"We put it out there to get a better return on taxpayer dollars by listing it as her car than just selling it 'as-is,'" Public Works Director Archie Giddings said Wednesday. "It may have some value to somebody ... knowing who had it originally."

No bids had been submitted as of Wednesday afternoon. The listing expires Nov. 27 at midnight Alaska Standard Time.

Palin drove the vehicle during her second term as mayor, which ended in October 2002.

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