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Activists still calling for accountability from city of Pittsburgh in Taser incident

PITTSBURGH — People’s Justice for Jim Rogers marched through the streets of east liberty to make their voices heard Saturday evening.

A man, Jim Rogers, died at the hospital the day after police deployed a Taser on him in connection with a stolen bike investigation. Police said Rogers refused to comply with their orders. Neighbors caught the incident on cellphone video.

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Mayor Bill Peduto said there needs to be thorough review of the police department’s Taser guidelines and policy. Mayor Peduto said he couldn’t discuss specifics due to the ongoing investigation by county police.

On 11 News at 11, Pete DeLuca spoke with the group and is telling us their message for the city.