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News Release

For Immediate Release
August 7, 2009

Contact:
Senior Assistant Attorney General Jane E. Young
(603) 271-3671

July 26, 2008 Officer Involved Shooting in Charlestown, New Hampshire

New Hampshire Acting Attorney General Orville B. Fitch II announces that the Attorney General's Office has issued a final report concerning the use of deadly force by State Police Trooper Phillip Gaiser and Springfield Police Chief Timothy Julian on Saturday, July 26, 2008, in Charlestown, New Hampshire, which resulted in the death of Anthony Jarvis. The Attorney General's investigation was limited to determining whether the officers' use of deadly force was justified under RSA 627:5. That report concludes that use of deadly force by Trooper Gaiser and Chief Julian was justified.

The Attorney General referred this matter to the Police Standards and Training Council, which agreed to conduct a thorough review of the current training and model protocols made available for special operations units operating in the state, and to incorporate into future training for special operations units any additional training they determine to be necessary. The Police Standards and Training Council retained a group of outside experts in special operations units and is scheduled to receive their report with recommendations for future training and protocols at a public meeting on August 25, 2009 at 11:00 am.

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