The city's top prosecutor said he remains convinced that Carl Rowan broke the District of Columbia's strict gun-control law but will not resurrect the case after the syndicated columnist's highly publicized trial ended in a hung jury.

D.C. Corporation Counsel Frederick Cooke Jr., who oversaw Rowan's prosecution, announced Wednesday that the city would not retry the case, saying he did not believe an impartial jury could be assembled for a second trial."This case is over and cannot be brought back," Cooke said.