FARMINGTON, Maine — A Farmington police officer will head to trial on charges of excessive force in the 2011 shooting of an Army veteran outside the town police station.
The Morning Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1JPhUIU ) that a federal judge has cleared the town and Police Chief Jack Peck. But Officer Ryan Rosie will be tried in the death of 28-year-old Justin Crowley-Smilek.
The court decision on the requests for summary judgment was handed down Sept. 30 by U.S. Magistrate Judge John Rich following dueling lawsuits filed a year and a half ago.
Rosie shot Crowley-Smilek several times outside the Farmington municipal offices. Police have said Crowley-Smilek had a knife and acted in a threatening way toward Rosie.
Crowley-Smilek was suffering from post-traumatic stress from duty in Afghanistan.
Information from: Morning Sentinel, http://www.onlinesentinel.com/