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NH AG details mistakes made in fatal drug raid

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By LYNNE TUOHY
Associated Press

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire's attorney general is critical of several decisions made by undercover drug task officers in the moments leading up to an April shoot-out in which Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney was killed and four officers were wounded.

Attorney General Michael Delaney says the undercover officers obtained a no-knock warrant to search the home of 29-year-old Cullen Mutrie for drugs, but opted instead to knock on the door to draw Mutrie out.

Delaney said the team leader was late to the pre-raid briefing because he was on a security detail for a visit by Vice President Joe Biden earlier on April 12.

Delaney said Friday officers did not assess the dangers inherent in serving the warrant on Mutrie - who had a criminal record and history of violence.

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