Sep 1, 2015 2:45 PM
NH police department, family disagree on release of Bath officer body camera
The Associated Press
HAVERHILL (AP) — A New Hampshire town and its police department are seeking the release of video footage of the fatal shooting of a man in Bath.
The footage was set to be released last month, but a judge delayed its release after the attorney for the man's ex-wife and children filed a petition to halt the public release of the video, which shows the shooting of 42-year-old Hagan Etsy-Lennon of Canterbury.
The attorney general's office, after reviewing the videotapes, had deemed the shooting by the two Haverhill police officers to be justified. The images show Esty-Lennon lunging at the officers with a knife moments before he was shot.
An attorney for the town, police department and the officers says disclosing the videotapes will show why the officer's actions were justified.
The New Hampshire branch of the ACLU also has filed a court brief seeking the video's release.