03/25/2008

Ruling in Philly cop shooting sparks outrage

By Julie Shaw
Philadelphia Daily News

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — A judge yesterday dismissed an attempted-murder charge in the shooting of a Philadelphia Housing Authority police officer last month, prompting outrage among police and prosecutors.

"Give him another m---------ing rifle. He can just walk. That's just madness," one PHA police officer, who did not want to give his name, said right after yesterday's preliminary hearing.

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