Case against former Vt. cop goes to jury

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WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (WCAX) The fate of a former Windsor cop accused of shooting a suspect in 2014 is in the hands of a jury.

The Valley News reports that Ryan Palmer took the stand in his own defense Wednesday morning. He was the only witness called by the defense.

Palmer is charged with aggravated assault and reckless endangerment for shooting Jorge Burgos during a drug sting. Palmer says he shot at the moving vehicle to protect himself.