11/20/2004
Witness Says Vest Maker Ignored Safety Concerns

Two years before bullets pierced the bulletproof vests of two police officers, the vests' manufacturer withheld test results that cast doubt on the vests' effectiveness because executives feared bad news might hurt plans for an initial public stock offering, the company's former research director said in a sworn statement. The allegation is the latest twist in a controversy over Second Chance Body Armor


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