Monday, July 19, 2010

Cole Statement

Since Mayor Cole's statement on the dismissal of charges against Elijah Lacy has gotten quite a bit of press today, I thought I'd post the entire statement. From the Carbondale Police department's website:

Carbondale, Illinois – Following Judge Ronald Eckiss’ dismissal today of murder and home invasion charges filed against Elijah Lacy, in the 2007 killing of Falon C. Taylor, Mayor Brad Cole issued the following statement:

“We are obviously disturbed by the ruling to dismiss on a technicality. The City of Carbondale Police Department works hard to pursue all individuals responsible for crimes and, while we believe in and respect the judicial process, we feel strongly that the victims deserve their day in court. We will continue to actively seek closure on unresolved murders and other crimes and we encourage anyone with information to come forward to assist us in that effort.”

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