THE FORMER HEAD of the 300-member Philadelphia Dominican Grocers Association expressed outrage yesterday that federal prosecutors won't file charges against police officers who allegedly stole cash and goods from bodega owners.
"It is incomprehensible that no charges are going to be brought after several years of federal investigations into most of these crimes," said Danilo Burgos, of Hunting Park.
"The victims need answers from both federal and local authorities. If a decision has been made not to charge the officers, [the merchants] are entitled to know why."
Burgos, who is running for a state House seat in North Philadelphia, was joined at a news conference outside City Hall by City Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez and Jose Mota, founder of the grocers group.