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Attorney general to investigate handling of Troy shooting

February 02, 2017 05:18 AM

TROY -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is giving the state attorney general authority to investigate how the district attorney in Rensselaer County handled a fatal shooting at the hands of a Troy police officer.

Edson Thevenin was killed in 2016. Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel Abelove presented the case to a grand jury, who cleared the officer less than a week after the incident.

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Police say the officer fired shots through the windshield of Thevenin’s car after the vehicle pinned his legs against his police car.

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