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DA refuses to prosecute police who shot and killed Bernard Rogers
10/13/2004
rogers On Friday, October 8, Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala announced that he will not prosecute the police responsible for the shooting death of Bernard Rogers. This decision comes as a blow to Rogers' survivors and to People Against Police Violence who have spent almost two years fighting for justice in this case. According to Zappala's press release, "After thorough investigation and protracted public proceedings, substantial evidence indicates that ... Bernard Rogers sustained a fatal chest wound when he assaulted [the officers] and became involved in a struggle over an officer's weapon." But there are reasons why Zappala's conclusion may be highly questionable.

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