Daily Archives: 1, March 15, 2008

With Democrat Primary Nearing, PA Gov Weighs In On 28 Mil. Jury Verdict

State to review police policies in wake of Ellerbe case

By Debra Erdle / Tribune-Review
Saturday, March 15, 2008

Gov. Ed Rendell on Friday said the state is reviewing Pennsylvania State Police procedures and guidelines, following Tuesday’s $28 million verdict against a pair of state troopers in the Dec. 24, 2002 shooting death of a 12-year-old Uniontown boy.

Rendell said the jury award in the civil rights case will be appealed. But the governor, a former Philadelphia prosecutor, did not voice support for the troopers or endorse defense attorney Andrew Fletcher’s contention that no evidence supported the jury’s verdict in Michael Ellerbe’s shooting. Continue reading