State, county, to review Vt. cop's shooting of suspect
Courtesy: Joe Bushey
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) - Vermont State Police have turned over their investigation into the fatal hotel shooting of a man by a police officer to the state attorney general's office and the Bennington County state's attorney's office.
The Brattleboro Reformer reports both agencies will independently review the report and can file charges if they find the shooting was unjustified.
State police say Mark Carignan of the Brattleboro Police Department shot 35-year-old Michael Santiago of Brattleboro on April 4 as he and other officers executed a search warrant for drugs at a hotel.
As officers entered, police say Carignan fired his weapon, hitting Santiago. He died at the scene.
Carignan has been with the department since 2002.
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