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State trooper justified in nonfatal shooting of knife-wielding Malden man, investigation finds

The man faces numerous charges for his alleged actions that day, which Bristol District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn’s office said “created a situation justifying the Trooper’s use of lethal force.”

A Massachusetts state trooper will not face criminal charges in the nonfatal November shooting of a knife-wielding 62-year-old Malden man after an investigation determined that the use of force was justified and consistent with State Police policy, officials said Friday.

The man the trooper shot, Steven Brawley, allegedly attacked the assistant manager of a Stop & Shop store in Revere and later lunged at the trooper with a knife, according to a statement from the office of Bristol District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III.

The investigation found “no cause to believe that the Massachusetts State Police Trooper committed any criminal offense” and that his shooting of Brawley “was justified and necessitated by Brawley’s conduct,” according to the statement.

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Source: https://www.boston.com/uncategorized/local-news/2021/02/27/state-trooper-justified-in-nonfatal-shooting-of-knife-wielding-malden-man-investigation-finds

Donovan Larsen

Donovan is a columnist and associate editor at the Dark News. He has written on everything from the politics to diversity issues in the workplace.

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