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Conn. Mayor Calls for Calm After Police Verdict

Tuesday, 08 Dec 2009 03:06 PM

 

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HARTFORD, Conn. -- The mayor of Hartford, Conn., is calling for peace after a white police officer was acquitted of manslaughter and assault for shooting two black man.

Mayor Eddie Perez said that families have been devastated by the shooting but the city must "come together today as one city, one Hartford."

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Robert Lawlor shot and killed 18-year-old Jashon Bryant and wounded now-26-year-old Brandon Henry when he opened fire on their car in May 2005.

Lawlor had told authorities that Bryant had a gun and he was forced to shoot at the car when it sped toward a federal agent.

No weapon was found. Henry testified that he had tried to speed away because he had drugs in the car, but that neither he nor Bryant had a weapon.

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