- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 14, 2017

NORTH HAVERHILL, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire police department and three of its officers have denied allegations in a lawsuit filed against them by the mother of a man who was shot and killed by police in July 2015.

The Valley News reports (https://bit.ly/2nzaTcc ) that according to the responses filed in federal court last month, the two Haverhill officers who shot and killed Hagan Esty-Lennon, of Canterbury, and a detective who later arrived at the scene in Bath maintain that the shooting was justified.

The New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office had ruled that the shooting, which was captured on police videos, was “legally justified.”

Esty-Lennon’s mother sued in February, alleging the two officers violated her son’s constitutional rights. She also accused the department of having unconstitutional policies and practices that led to the shooting.


Information from: Lebanon Valley News, https://www.vnews.com

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