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To: t-shirt also claimed that "Deputy Taylor states that he has not said anything to the Rohrbough family that could lead them to believe he witnessed any shots being fired at Columbine .  Then came the release of the tape.


At best this officer committed a firing offence for telling these parents something that was false. I'd say what he said might have been actionable due to the psychological harm and pain it could have caused the parents.

At best he's a thoughtless ass. At worst he's committed criminal acts. And the outcome is that nobody will be quite sure which is the case.

His days in law enforcement are over.

26 posted on 01/09/2002 2:07:28 PM PST by DoughtyOne
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Official to receive grand jury request

January 8, 2002

By Jeff Kass, Rocky Mountain News Staff Writer

Colorado's U.S. attorney will receive a request today for a federal grand jury investigation into the Columbine High School shootings, according to an attorney representing the families of some victims.

Victims' families publicly called for such a probe last week, shortly after they filed a motion to reinstate the federal lawsuit that was dismissed last year.

Barry Arrington, attorney for five families, said in a news release that he will deliver the letter to U.S. Attorney John Suthers asking him "to investigate the cover-up of possible violations of federal law by the Jefferson County sheriff's department."

The release said the violations are reflected in the federal lawsuit.

That lawsuit said that police failed to catch warning signs leading up to Columbine, and botched the law enforcement response once the shooting started.

Jeff Dorschner, spokesman for Suthers, said the U.S. attorney would examine Arrington's letter before making any detailed comment.

"Anything that that would support their accusations (and) support their request for an investigation would be helpful," Dorschner said.

Jacki Tallman, spokeswoman for the sheriff's department, said she respected the right of the victims' families to request a grand jury.

But if a grand jury were to convene, she said, "I don't believe that the findings will be anything new.

"I think it (the sheriff's official report) was an incredibly thorough investigation. We stand behind our findings.",1299,DRMN_106_933398,00.html

28 posted on 01/09/2002 3:06:45 PM PST by t-shirt
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