The Attorney General’s office reported 53 officer-involved shootings in Maine from Jan. 1, 2012 to Aug. 18, 2017, resulting in 28 deaths.

The deaths in three cases were determined to be suicide. Fourteen shootings resulted in injury.

The AG’s office is responsible for investigating all circumstances in which a law enforcement officer uses deadly force while acting in the performance of the officer’s duties. The investigations determine whether the officer acted in self-defense or in the defense of others. The finding in each of the 53 cases was that the use of deadly force was justified, meaning no officers were prosecuted.

Read the Press Herald’s report on officer-involved shootings prior to 2012: Deadly Force: Police & the mentally ill.

Click on a circle to view details about each incident.

 

 

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