AG: Maine deputy justified in using deadly force in Lyman

Posted June 16, 2011, at 9:44 p.m.

LYMAN, Maine — Maine’s attorney general says a sheriff’s deputy was justified in using deadly force against a man who charged him while brandishing a pair of knives after being hit with a Taser in Lyman.

The investigation concluded 22-year-old Andrew Landry charged at Sgt. Kyle Kassa of the York County Sheriff’s Department with his arms moving like wind mills and knives in his hands on Jan. 15, 2011. The investigation found that Kassa shot him three times.

The report released Thursday indicates Landry had been exhibiting bizarre behavior in a relative’s home and left a note on the front door saying “robots not welcome.”

Attorney General William Schneider concluded that at the time shots were fired, Kassa and another deputy feared they were under imminent threat of deadly force.

 

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