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Vermont officer seeks dismissal in shooting

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BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont police officer facing charges he shot a mentally ill man is asking a judge to dismiss the charges against him.

Winooski Police Cpl. Jason Nokes argues the state cannot prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Nokes did not act in self-defense or that he acted recklessly when he shot and wounded a suspect in April 2013.

The 43-year-old Nokes of Milton has pleaded not guilty to a variety of charges.

Nokes initially told state police investigators that he thought the man who had assaulted him on a Winooski street, Isaac Sage, was carrying a knife, but Nokes later admitted he never saw a weapon.

The Burlington Free Press reports Nokes remains on medical leave due to injuries received in the incident.

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