New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
March 13, 2018

Jane E. Young, Associate Attorney General
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Press Briefing on the Officer Involved Shooting Incident Which Occurred on December 23, 2017 in Canaan

Updated to include links to videos and report of investigation

Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald announces that he will conduct a press briefing on March 14, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the Grafton County Superior Court, Second floor, North Haverhill, New Hampshire.

The purpose of the briefing is to announce the findings regarding the officer-involved shooting that took place on December 23, 2017 in Canaan in which New Hampshire State Police Trooper Christopher O'Toole fatally shot Jesse J. Champney. The briefing will include portions from Canaan Police Officer Samuel Provenza’s dashboard camera video and police audio recordings.

A copy of the final report and video and audio recording presented in the briefing will be uploaded to the New Hampshire Department website: on 2:00 p.m. on March 14, 2018.

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