ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York’s attorney general has gotten the go ahead to probe whether local law enforcers broke the law investigating a fatal shooting by a police officer.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an order Sunday permitting Eric Schneiderman (SHNEYE’-dur-muhn) to investigate any alleged “unlawful acts or omissions” related to Edson Thevenin’s April police shooting in upstate Troy.
On Friday Schneiderman sued the Rensselaer County district attorney for the case’s files. He argued Joel Abelove has violated an executive order mandating such slayings be examined by the state when the victim is unarmed or there are questions about the person’s dangerousness.
Thevenin was shot eight times by a Troy police officer after authorities say Thevenin trapped the officer between two cars.
A grand jury declined to indict the officer. A message left at Abelove’s office wasn’t returned.
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