09/01/2006

Police admit wrong man busted in Conn. shooting

By DANIEL TEPFER
Connecticut Post Online (Bridgeport, Connecticut) 
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BRIDGEPORT — A man held for allegedly trying to kill a city police officer was released Thursday after police said they had the wrong man.

"The state is as interested in exonerating the innocent as it is convicting the guilty," said Senior Assistant State's Attorney Joseph Corradino after dropping charges of attempted murder, criminal possession of a pistol and carrying a pistol without a permit against Edward Pettway.

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