Petition statement to be delivered to Dan May, 4th Judicial District Attorney and Cynthia H. Coffman, Attorney General

Dan May: Press Charges Against Jack Rogers for the Murder of Jesse Garcia

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Dan May: Press Charges Against Jack Rogers for the Murder of Jesse Garcia

To be delivered to Dan May, 4th Judicial District Attorney and Cynthia H. Coffman, Attorney General

Petition Statement

4th Judicial District Attorney Dan May must bring charges against Jack Rogers for the murder of Jesse Garcia. Considering the complexity of the case and Dan May's quick decision not to prosecute, we demand a full investigation into the nature of the shooting and charges to be brought against Jack Rogers.
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Petition Background

Jesse Garcia, 23, was murdered in a Taco Bell parking lot in Colorado Springs on July 17th, 2016. His murderer, Jack Rogers, an 80-year-old white male at the time of the incident, has a documented history of racial harassment in his neighborhood, a family connection to an officer in the CSPD, and a case that doesn't add up.

The 4th District Attorney Dan May made a quick decision not to press charges against Jack Rogers based on a surveillance video that has not yet been released. We demand that charges be brought against Jack Rogers, allowing a full investigation into the nature of the shooting. As District Attorney, Dan May's job is to bring justice to those whose voices have been silenced, and he failed to do so.

Why Press Charges?
• Police report lists the two as strangers, when in reality, Jack lived across the street from Jesse's grandmother.
• Jack kept meticulous records of who entered and exited the neighborhood, frequently using racial slurs to describe Jesse's family members.
• While the case is described as a road-rage incident, there seems to be no evidence of this other than Jack's testimony.
• The written report of the video and of witnesses describe Jesse as not gesturing, not raising his voice, not yelling moments before he was shot by Jack.
• Jack claims that Jesse grabbed the gun and it accidentally went off, yet no prints of any kind were found on the gun. Jack is a former officer himself and would know about preserving fingerprints.
• Jack has a family relationship with a Colorado Springs officer.

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