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State’s top prosecutor to remain in post another month

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s top prosecutor says he’ll stay on another month to review use-of-force investigations rather before retiring.

Chief State Attorney Kevin Kane tells The Hartford Courant he’s deferred his planned Nov. 1 retirement in order to review unresolved fatal police shooting investigations by Hartford State Attorney Gail Hardy’s office.

Among the reviews pending is one dealing with the 2012 fatal police shooting of Ernesto Morales.

Morales’ family settled an excessive use-of-force lawsuit in federal court in June.

The case is one of five dating back to March 2008 in which Hardy has not issued a full report.

The state attorney’s report is required under state law to determine if the actions of the police officers involved were lawful.

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