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Protests after Conn. officer cleared in unarmed teen’s killing

Protests after Conn. officer cleared in unarmed teen's killing

Jayson Negron WFSB HARTFORD, Conn. — A Connecticut police officer who killed an unarmed teenager and wounded a man in a traffic stop shooting was cleared of wrongdoing on Friday, sparking protests by relatives and other supporters.

Waterbury State’s Attorney Maureen Platt said in her investigation report that Bridgeport rookie officer James Boulay was justified when he shot 15-year-old Jayson Negron and 21-year-old Julian Fyffe in May.

Supporters of Negron have called for a murder charge against Boulay. They dispute police Chief Armando Perez’s account that Boulay opened fire when a stolen SUV driven by Negron suddenly went into reverse and struck Boulay.

Fyffe was a passenger in the SUV. He has said he and Negron were left bleeding on the street for nearly 20 minutes before they received medical attention. Jazmarie Melendez, center, is hugged by a relative, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, in Hartford, Conn., as protesters gather to call for criminal charges against Bridgeport police officer James Boulay, who fatally shot her 15-year-old brother, Jayson Negron, and wounded another man in May. A state prosecutor said the shooting remains under investigation. "Jayson Negron died tragically on May 9, 2017, after being shot by Officer James Boulay," Platt wrote in her […]

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