Family of Connecticut teen fatally shot by state trooper speaks on the trooper’s verdict

The family held a news conference in Bridgeport, one week after a jury acquitted North, who stood trial for fatally shooting the teen in 2020 after he led police on a 30-mile high-speed chase from Norwalk to West Haven.

Frank Recchia and Nicole Alarcon Soares

Mar 22, 2024, 12:12 AM

Updated 28 days ago

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The family of 19-year-old Mubarak Soulemane spoke publicly for the first time on Thursday about the not guilty verdict in the manslaughter trial of Connecticut State Police Trooper Brian North.
The family held a news conference in Bridgeport, one week after a jury acquitted North, who stood trial for fatally shooting the teen in 2020 after he led police on a 30-mile high-speed chase from Norwalk to West Haven.
Despite the verdict, the teen's family says they're grateful Inspector General Robert Devlin, who prosecuted the case, was at least successful in bringing charges against North.
The family's attorney, Mark Arons, says he will now focus on the family's pending civil suit against the state.


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