Thursday, July 2, 2015

Thursday's DN: Judge who acquitted Josey is married to cop

Municipal Judge Patrick Dugan, who brushed aside video evidence when he acquitted ex-cop Jonathan Josey on Tuesday of assaulting a woman last September, is married to Philadelphia Police Officer Nancy Farrell Dugan. Should he have recused himself?

Thursday's DN: Judge who acquitted Josey is married to cop

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Municipal Judge Patrick Dugan, who brushed aside video evidence when he acquitted ex-cop Jonathan Josey on Tuesday of assaulting a woman last September, is married to Philadelphia Police Officer Nancy Farrell Dugan. Should he have recused himself?

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