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DA: Brockton officers justified when they fatally shot man with knife – Boston News, Weather, Sports – Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts 2021-05-28 11:38:14 –

Brockton, Massachusetts (AP) — Two Massachusetts police officers justified shooting and killing a man with a knife during an investigation into domestic violence, prosecutors said.

28-year-old Brian Cruz Soto was killed by a Brockton police officer on December 28.

Cruz Soto tried to stab a policeman, but was shot after refusing the order to drop the knife.

“Our office has determined that the forces used by the two police officers Brockton in this case are appropriate and legal,” the statement said.

The police officers involved were identified as Ronald Cunningham and Isiah Callahan. The two fired their weapons. They provided medical assistance on-site before the ambulance took Cruise Soto to the hospital, but he was confirmed dead.

According to the statement, an outside investigator was invited to provide an independent review of the investigation.

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