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Jul 11, 2016 7:30 PM

Releasing names of officers involved in shootings takes longer in NH than in other states


New Hampshire experiences its fair share of police-involved shootings and uses of excessive force, but the process of identifying the officers involved can take longer here than in other states. In some cases it can take hundreds of days.

On Jan. 21, 2015, Andrew Toto was shot and killed after allegedly firing at police. The name of the officer who fired the deadly shot was released 217 days later.

On Aug. 14, 2013, Alex Jose Cora DeJesus was shot and killed in Weare. It took 176 days to release the name of the police officer who fired the fatal shot.

Back in May, Richard Simone, of Worcester Mass., was pulled over and beaten by officers. A Massachusetts State Trooper and a New Hampshire State Trooper were placed on leave. Their superiors called the video of the beating disturbing. Sixty-one days later, their names have yet to be made public.


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