JUSTICE for
EDSON THEVENIN

Father, husband, community member, murdered by Troy police in April 2016

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  1. Eric T. Schneiderman Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

    Attorney General Takes Control of the Investigation into the Shooting

    Office of Attorney General Schneiderman takes control of the investigation into the fatal shooting of Edson Thevenin by Troy Police Sergeant Randall French.

    According to the OAG report that will be released in January 2018,

    "Investigators from the Office of the Attorney General (“OAG”) responded to the incident scene the morning of the shooting in an attempt to determine which agency – the OAG or the Rensselaer County District Attorney’s Office (“RCDA”) – would ultimately have jurisdiction over the matter. The TPD, however, removed the OAG investigators from the incident scene and TPD Chief John Tedesco instructed TPD officers not to share any evidence with the OAG. In the two-and-one-half years since Executive Order 147 was issued, this case stands as the only one where a local police department did not work professionally and collaboratively with the OAG during the period of jurisdictional determination. The OAG only took control of this investigation after filing a lawsuit to obtain the RCDA file (which contained the TPD file) and other key evidence." 1

    1. Office of the Attorney General Report, p. 1.
      https://drive.google.com/file/d/14emFpq3l-IkPvZ8fVGmeBs7PE8ozieAk/view?usp=sharingback
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