Pittsburgh synagogue shooting trial coverage: Pittsburgh cop gives his testimony


(JNS) — After a week of testimony from survivors in the Pittsburgh synagogue mass shooting trial, a city police officer offered his perspective on the Shabbat-morning attack in October 2018 that left 11 Jewish worshippers dead.

Officer Michael Saldutte testified that he drove faster than 100 miles per hour to reach the Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood after he learned about the attack.

Upon arrival, Saldutte said he smelled gunpowder and saw bodies in pools of blood, the officer testified. The judge overruled the defense’s attempt to limit the...

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