Officers Cleared by Commonwealth's Attorney


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News Release: 062512/(2)(6)eja
July 2, 2012

Officers Cleared by Commonwealth’s Attorney

            Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Raymond F. Morrogh has informed Colonel David M. Rohrer, Chief of Police, that he finds no basis for criminal liability on the part of the police officers who discharged their weapons in two separate incidents. No charges will be filed against the involved officers, PFC J. Kevin Clarke or PFC Stephen Copp.

            PFC Clarke, has been with the department for 12 years and is currently assigned to the K-9 section. He was involved in a shooting in the Springfield area on May 21, 2012.

            PFC Copp, has been with the department for five years and is currently assigned to the Mount Vernon District Station. He was involved in a shooting in the Mount Vernon area on May 28, 2012. Stephen P. Collier, 61, was treated for his wounds and arrested. He is charged with destruction of property and assault on a law enforcement officer.



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