No. 96-2127.

158 F.3d 711 (1998)

In re CITY OF PHILADELPHIA LITIGATION (D.C. Civil No. 85-cv-02745). Ramona AFRICA v. CITY OF PHILADELPHIA; Willie Goode; Leo A. Brooks; Gregore Sambor; William Richmond; Frank Powell, Lt.; William Klein, Officer; Michael Tursi, Officer; Albert Revel, Sgt.; Edward Connor, Sgt.; Morris Demsko, Corporal; Richard Reed, State Trooper, Individually and in their present and/or former official capacities (D.C. Civil No. 87-cv-02678).

United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.

Decided September 9, 1998.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Andre L. Dennis (ARGUED) Danielle Banks, Stradley, Ronon, Stevens & Young Philadelphia, PA, for Appellee.

Judith E. Harris (ARGUED) Morgan, Lewis & Bockius Philadelphia, PA, for Appellant.

Before: MANSMANN, COWEN and ALITO, Circuit Judges.


MANSMANN, Circuit Judge.

On May 13, 1985, now more than thirteen years ago, the City of Philadelphia police dropped a bomb on 6221 Osage Avenue, a building occupied by several members of a group called "MOVE," killing eleven of the thirteen people inside, devastating the West Philadelphia community, and bringing national attention to the actions taken that day by the City of Philadelphia officials involved in the incident. This appeal...

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