City Desk

No Charges For Cops In Dwight Harris Case

Back in June, Rend Smith reported that Dwight Harris—the homeless man pushed by cops from his wheelchair onto a U Street sidewalk on May 19—wouldn't face charges for public drinking or resisting arrest. Instead, the cops were going to see some consequences.

Turns out, though, that they're getting off without charges. The Post reported over the weekend that Department of Justice spokesperson Xochitl Hinojosa said in a quietly released Saturday statement, "Accident, mistake, fear, negligence or bad judgment are not sufficient to establish such a criminal violation."

Oh, and in case you missed it, here's the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mR1nlOAMzX0

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