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Maine DA To Defy Attorney General To Charge Officer In Death

BANGOR, Maine - A Maine district attorney says she will prosecute a former police officer who shot and killed a teenager if the state doesn't. Natasha Irving, the Democratic district attorney, said the forensic evidence and statements don't sync in the 2007 shooting of 18-year-old Gregori Jackson, of Whitefield. He was shot multiple times by a Waldoboro reserve police officer after a traffic stop.

Attorney General Aaron Frey says the district attorney doesn't have the authority to prosecute the case and should've consulted with his office before announcing her intentions.