Five Pittsburgh Police to be Fired After Death of Man Hit With Stun Gun

Jim Rogers, a 54-year-old man, died a day after police shocked him multiple times with a stun gun. The five officers involved in the death are under investigation and will be fired pending further investigation into the case. What his life could have been will stay with me as long as I am the mayor of this city, Gainey said, calling the death a historic reminder of the work we have in front of us to make our city the safest city in America.

The medical examiner in January ruled the death accidental and resulting from a lack of oxygen to the brain.

Lee Schmidt, the citys public safety director, said three other officers involved in the episode will keep their jobs.

Mayor Ed Gainey expressed sorrow at Rogers’ death. What his life could have been will stay with me as long as I am the mayor of this city, Gainey said, calling the death a historic reminder of the work we have in front of us to make our city the safest city in America.

– Ella Breedlove

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