Attorney general clears police in Rochester shooting

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The Attorney General’s office has cleared two Vermont state police officers in the shooting death of a Rochester man last October. State police went to Maurice Lizotte’s home to check on his condition after his family reported he suffered from mental health issues and may have injured himself. Lizotte fired a rifle shot in the direction of the two officers. They returned fire with 39 rounds. The Attorney General’s office said Friday that the use of deadly force was legally justified.

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