Cops will probably go to trial for alleged beating after charges twice dismissed

Two different judges have tossed the charges because of a lack of evidence


By Wendy Ruderman
The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA -- The on-again, off-again courtroom clash between David and Goliath is back on, and this time, it's likely headed to trial.

Here, "David" is David Vernitsky, a waiflike graffiti vandal who says that two cops busted his jaw after they caught him spray-painting the wall of a Feltonville business in August 2007.

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