Suspended Albany cop enters not guilty plea in Utica courtroom

January 30, 2019 07:14 PM

UTICA, N.Y. - It took an Albany police officer less than two minutes to plead not guilty to patronizing a prostitute.

Christofer Kitto appeared in city court in Utica on Wednesday morning. He's due back March 29.

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He was suspended earlier this month after he shot and killed Shatelle Hooks of Syracuse while in the company of the prostitute.

Kitto told Utica police that Hooks pulled a knife and tried to rob him.

So far, police say the shooting appears to be justifiable homicide.


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