- Associated Press - Sunday, June 9, 2019

WALDOBORO, Maine (AP) - A Maine lawmaker prosecutor and district attorney are urging the state attorney general to reopen a 2007 investigation into a police shooting that led to the death of an 18-year-old man after a traffic stop and foot chase.

The Portland Press Herald reports Attorney General Aaron Frey has agreed to hear a presentation by advocates for the family of Gregori Jackson, who was shot and killed by a Waldoboro reserve police officer almost 12 years ago.

Shortly after the shooting, Maine’s then-Attorney General Steven Rowe ruled the shooting was legally justified.

Independent state Rep. Jeffrey Evangelos says he is pushing for a re-examination of the shooting because the evidence does not support the version of events provided by the police officer. He is supported by District Attorney Natasha Irving.

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Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com

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