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March 12, 2001

Ex-cop testifies FBI wanted story altered

Felt pressure to change dog-bite repor

By Arlo Wagner
The Washington Times 

TAKOMA PARK, Md -- A former Takoma Park police detective testified yesterday that assistant U.S. attorneys and FBI agents tried to persuade him to alter his story about a police dog biting a burglary suspect 5 1/2 years ago.

"They called me a liar," testified Brian Rich, now an FBI agent stationed in Newark, N.J. "I could not understand why they were not accepting what I was saying." Agent Rich was referring to a six-hour interview July 31 with two prosecutors and an FBI agent in a New Jersey motel. It was one of several interviews.

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