AG: Police Use of Deadly Force Justified in Rochester Shooting

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The New Hampshire Attorney General won't file criminal charges against two Rochester police officers and two state troopers who shot and killed a man after a recent car chase. At a news conference Thursday, Assistant Attorney General Peter Hinckley played dashboard camera and cell phone videos from the Aug. 20 confrontation. The footage shows 38-year-old Douglas Heath crashing his SUV on Route 125 in Rochester, after allegedly fleeing warrants for felony drug charges. Heath falls from the car and fires a handgun toward police and a bystander. Then, police shoot back. Hinckley says the whole exchange lasts about 15 seconds. "This was an incredibly fast-moving, dangerous and volatile event," Hinckley says. "Decisions had to be made, and were made, in...

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AG: Police Use of Deadly Force Justified in Rochester Shooting

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