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Judge deems man 'unfit' in East Moline police sergeant assault case

Adrian Rogers' hearing was held in the Rock Island jail for "the defendant and jail personnel's safety" on Wednesday afternoon.

ROCK ISLAND COUNTY, Ill. — Editor's note: The video above is from Nov. 23. 

The man accused of assaulting an East Moline police sergeant last month has been deemed unfit for trial by a Rock Island County judge. 

Adrian W. Rogers, 52, had a hearing on Wednesday, Nov. 30 outside of the courtroom to determine his mental health status before he goes on trial for the assault of Sgt. William Lind. That assault left Lind in critical condition on Oct. 24.

Cameras were not allowed in the jail due to an objection to media coverage. A ruling on media coverage Wednesday did not happen since not all parties had counsel, according to online court records

Rogers' hearing was held in the Rock Island County Jail for "the defendant and jail personnel's safety." During his first court appearance, Rogers appeared aggravated and was described as "disruptive" and "uncooperative" by court officials. 

Once back in the courtroom, Judge Frank Fuhr deemed Rogers as "unfit" and remanded him to the custody of the Illinois Department of Human Services. Fuhr also ordered a mental health evaluation to be completed by a local doctor at the state's expense. 

A hearing for when and where he will be transferred from Rock Island County to an Illinois facility will be on Dec. 28 at 2:30 p.m. 

As of Wednesday, Sgt. Lind is still recovering from his injuries. The sergeant had been in Peoria for three and a half weeks after the assault. Lind and his family wrote a letter to the Quad Cities community to thank them for their support during this time. 

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