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BRADY: NO CHARGES IN JULY 3 FRACAS

Attorney General Julio A. Brady has declined to press criminal charges against anyone involved in a scuffle during the 150th Emancipation Day celebration July 3 in Frederiksted, St. Croix.
Brady, in a letter dated Jan. 4, said an investigation found insufficient evidence to charge the two police officers or three security guards for Emerging Communications who stopped Sen. Adelbert M. Bryan from speaking at the ceremony — or to charge Bryan for his role in the fracas.
"After careful reviewing of the sharply conflicting eyewitness reports and taking into account the emotionally charged circumstances caused principally by miscommunication, I conclude that criminal charges are not warranted," Brady wrote.
He said any of the parties can pursue civil remedies.
At the time of the incident, which disrupted and halted the anniversary celebration, Gov. Roy L. Schneider called on Brady to pursue charges against Bryan for assaulting the security officers. Bryan, in turn, demanded that Brady charge the officers with assaulting him.

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Attorney General Julio A. Brady has declined to press criminal charges against anyone involved in a scuffle during the 150th Emancipation Day celebration July 3 in Frederiksted, St. Croix.
Brady, in a letter dated Jan. 4, said an investigation found insufficient evidence to charge the two police officers or three security guards for Emerging Communications who stopped Sen. Adelbert M. Bryan from speaking at the ceremony -- or to charge Bryan for his role in the fracas.
"After careful reviewing of the sharply conflicting eyewitness reports and taking into account the emotionally charged circumstances caused principally by miscommunication, I conclude that criminal charges are not warranted," Brady wrote.
He said any of the parties can pursue civil remedies.
At the time of the incident, which disrupted and halted the anniversary celebration, Gov. Roy L. Schneider called on Brady to pursue charges against Bryan for assaulting the security officers. Bryan, in turn, demanded that Brady charge the officers with assaulting him.