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Police Sergeant Was Justified in Using Deadly Force

| October 11, 2013

Police Crime

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine’s attorney general says a police sergeant was legally justified in using deadly force to protect himself during an armed confrontation that left a Hampden man dead. Attorney General Janet Mills said on Friday that Sgt. Christian Bailey of the Hampden Police Department reasonably believed that deadly force was being threatened against him at the home of Cameron Arrigoni in June. According to Mills’ report, Bailey and another officer entered Arrigoni’s home after responding to a 911 call from his girlfriend. Mills says the 21-year-old Arrigoni pointed a handgun directly at Bailey. That’s when Bailey shot Arrigoni, who was later pronounced dead at a Bangor hospital. An autopsy determined that Arrigoni died from gunshot wounds to his head and upper torso.

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