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Officer Involved Shooting

New York State Police are continuing their investigation after a shootout near Plattsburgh on Sunday.

Sunday afternoon police responded to a residence in Schuyler Falls in the Town of Plattsburgh for a welfare check on 34-year-old Kevin M. Doherty. When troopers attempted to make contact, he fired a shotgun at them.

Troopers Shannon Saunders and David Rogers returned fire and Doherty was struck several times. He is currently in stable condition at Albany Medical Center and faces charges when released.

No one else was injured. 

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In New York, an Orange County grand jury has cleared Newburgh police officers who were involved in the shooting death of a city resident. The county’s district attorney also says an independent investigation by his office found that the police were justified in using deadly physical force.

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As WAMC News first reported today, the New York state attorney general’s office will not investigate an officer-involved shooting in New Rochelle, New York. The city’s mayor had been calling for such an investigation. Meantime, the New Rochelle police union is standing by the unnamed officer who fatally shot the African-American man on Friday.

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An off-duty Albany police officer who fatally shot a man who tried to rob him at a prostitute's home in Utica has resigned and pleaded guilty to driving while ability impaired.

District Attorney P. David Soares today announced that an Albany County Grand Jury cleared Albany Police Officer Elston Mackey of any criminal wrongdoing in relation to the death of 20-year-old Schuyler Lake.
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An Albany County Grand Jury has cleared a city policeman for his part in a June fatal shooting by a police officer in Albany. A warning that audio contained in this report could be disturbing to some.

 An artist's rendering of where a detective's bullet struck 19-year old Ellazar Williams.
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An update to a story we’ve been following for the past few weeks now: Last Thursday, an Albany police investigation concluded the August 20th police shooting of a 19-year-old city man was “justified.” Tuesday, the Center For Law And Justice called a press conference to criticize that probe.

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Albany police gave an update at headquarters Thursday on the shooting of a 19-year-old city man by police last month.

There will be no charges in the non-fatal police shooting of Dahmeek McDonald in Troy last summer.

Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan reports on February 2018 officer involved shooting
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The Vermont Attorney General, the Chittenden County State’s Attorney and Vermont State Police on Friday released the results of an investigation into an officer-involved shooting during a traffic stop on Interstate 89 in Richmond that left a Sheldon man dead. Some listeners may find this story upsetting.

Colonel Matthew Birmingham (center, tallest) leads press conference on officer-involved shooting
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Vermont State Police are reviewing policies and an officer is on administrative leave until all investigations are completed after an officer-involved fatal shooting of a Sheldon, Vermont man on Interstate 89 Sunday.

Vermont State Police officials discuss officer involved shooting on Interstate 89
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Vermont State Police have identified the officers involved in the fatal shooting of Benjamin Gregware on Interstate 89 Sunday. One of the officers has been part of four other officer-involved shootings.

Vermont State Police have released the names of the officers involved in the shooting death of a robbery suspect on the grounds of the Montpelier High School on Tuesday.

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Dozens of people including family members and friends of a man shot Tuesday night by Troy police marched to city hall today. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports the crowd demanded answers as police continue to investigate the incident.

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A man is dead and a police officer is recovering from a gunshot wound after an incident Friday night in the Schenectady County town of Glenville.

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Authorities have concluded a Vermont state trooper was legally justified in the use of deadly force when he fired at a man in Fayston last month, injuring him in the leg.

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Two Troy police officers were shot Saturday night in the Capital Region city's Lansingburgh neighborhood.

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A preliminary Vermont State Police investigation has found the man shot to death by a Burlington police officer was acting irrationally and destroying property.