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Philly Cop Mark Dial Charged with Murdering Eddie Irizarry During Traffic Stop

HeadlineSep 11, 2023

A Philadelphia police officer has been charged with first-degree murder for the killing of 27-year-old Eddie Irizarry in August. Mark Dial fatally shot Irizarry at near point-blank range as he sat in his car. Irizarry’s family described him as quiet and said he was receiving mental illness treatment, including for schizophrenia. Relatives said Irizarry moved to Philadelphia from Puerto Rico about seven years ago and that he had difficulty understanding English. Charges against officer Dial come after body-camera footage contradicted the initial police account. This is Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner.

Larry Krasner: “These videos speak for themselves. The law and the jury instructions in Pennsylvania, the definitions of these offenses are supported by this and other evidence. And that is why we have charged ex-officer Dial with these charges.”

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