Owensby Family Petitions U.S. Attorney General

Two local parents want the federal government to investigate the death of their son.

Brenda and Roger Owensby Sr. hope to collect signatures for a petition to U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft. Roger Owensby Jr. died during a struggle with police last November. The prosecutor filed charges against two of the five officers involved, but both earned acquittals by separate juries.

"We find here that the justice system has done an injustice to our family and the citizens of Cincinnati," said Owensby Sr.

So far, the Owensbys have collected almost 20,000 signatures.