Mayor Bill Peduto says higher authorities to investigate leaked report of Jim Rogers’ death investigation

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto said he asked higher authorities to investigate the leaked report on Jim Rogers’ death. Rogers was hit with a taser by Pittsburgh police during his arrest for alleged theft of a bicycle. After his arrest, he was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital, where he died the next day. “We have taken it to the higher authorities for investigation, and there could be criminal charges against the officers who allowed this report to be released to the media,” Peduto said. Peduto said he has gone to authorities beyond the district attorney’s office to investigate. When asked if Peduto believes that it was a police officer who leaked the report, he said: “Those were the only people who received the report.” Peduto said the report was leaked within hours after officers received it. Peduto said whoever leaked it may have jeopardized the case and could face criminal charges. On Tuesday, Pittsburgh police announced policy changes and said eight officers will face disciplinary action after Rogers’ death. This is a story in development. Stay with Action News 4 from Pittsburgh for updates. Download the WTAE mobile app to stay connected with the latest news.

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto said he has asked higher authorities to investigate the leaked report on the Jim Rogers death investigation.

Rogers was hit with a taser pistol by Pittsburgh police during his arrest for alleged theft of a bicycle. After his arrest, he was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital, where he died the next day.

“We have taken it to the higher authorities for investigation, and there could be criminal charges against the officers who allowed this report to be released to the media,” Peduto said.

Peduto said he has gone to authorities beyond the district attorney’s office to investigate.

When asked if Peduto believes that it was a police officer who leaked the report, he said: “Those were the only people who received the report.”

Peduto said the report was leaked a few hours after agents received it.

Peduto said whoever leaked it may have jeopardized the case and could face criminal charges.

On Tuesday, Pittsburgh police announced policy changes and said eight officers will face disciplinary action after Rogers’ death.

This is a story in development. Stay with Action News 4 from Pittsburgh for updates. Download the WTAE mobile app to stay connected with the latest news.

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