- Associated Press - Thursday, October 20, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - New York state’s attorney general says his office doesn’t have jurisdiction to investigate the fatal police shooting of a mentally ill 66-year-old woman in New York City.

Activists and political leaders had called for Democratic Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (SHNEYE’-dur-muhn) to oversee the investigation into Deborah Danner’s death. Danner was shot by a police sergeant in her Bronx apartment Tuesday night.

Schneiderman’s office has the power to investigate fatal police shootings of unarmed people. But authorities say Danner was threatening the sergeant with a bat when he shot her.

Democratic Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark says she intends to conduct a “full, reasoned and independent investigation.”

The New York Police Department says the sergeant had a stun gun but didn’t use it. The sergeant has been placed on modified duty.

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