Charges dropped against Philadelphia officer who fatally shot Eddie Irizarry at traffic stop

Posted on AllSides September 26th, 2023
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A judge dismissed all charges Tuesday against a Philadelphia police officer who fatally shot a driver last month. Mark Dial shot 27-year-old Eddie Irizarry through the rolled-up driver’s side window of Irizarry’s sedan during a traffic stop on Aug. 14. Dial and his partner, Officer Michael Morris, say they had been pursuing Irizarry for driving erratically and turning the wrong way down a one-way street. Morris testified that Irizarry had a knife in his hand and had started to raise it as the officers approached. During a hearing, Dial’s lawyers...

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