By LYNNE TUOHY
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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