Not Guilty on all Counts
On April 19, 2007 the Third District Court of Appeals vacated the conviction entered by the trial court against Arthur Teele for corruptly threatening detectives during their investigation. The appeals court found that the motion for judgment of acquittal filed by Mr. Teele’s attorney, David M. Garvin, should have been granted by the trial court since Mr. Teele’s conduct was proven not to be a crime. The jury had found Mr. Teele not guilty of the more serious charge of aggravated assault against a police officer with a deadly weapon. Mr. Teele prevailed on all counts.The Governor of the state of Florida reinstated, retroactively, Mr. Teele as a Commissioner of the City of Miami.