Category Archives: Prison Corruption

Another Death at M.S.P.

Posted July 23, 2017, at 12:52 p.m.

A 47-year-old inmate from Sebago died Saturday at the Maine State Prison in Warren, according to the commissioner of the Maine Department of Corrections.

At the time of his death, Charles Pettigrow had served 14 months of his two-year sentence for two counts of theft and for eluding an officer, Commissioner Joseph Fitzpatrick said.

Fitzpatrick said that Pettigrow’s death, which occurred at 3:45 p.m., was anticipated.

He said that the Maine State Police and the state medical examiner’s office are reviewing the death in accordance with department policy and the Attorney General Office’s protocols.

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Australian Justine Damond shooting: Police chief Janee Harteau quits

A police chief in the US state of Minnesota has resigned after one of her officers fatally shot an unarmed Australian woman.

Justine Damond was killed after she called the police to report a woman screaming outside her home in a quiet suburb of Minneapolis last week.

Police chief Janee Harteau had earlier said it “should not have happened”.

The city’s mayor accepted her resignation, saying she had lost confidence in Ms Harteau.

Ms Damond’s death provoked outrage in her homeland, where Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called it “inexplicable” and “a shocking killing”.

The 40-year-old yoga and meditation teacher, originally from Sydney, was shot when she approached a police car after reporting a suspected rape.

A lawyer for Ms Damond’s family has called it “ludicrous” to suggest the two officers inside had feared an ambush.

Body cameras, which are worn by all Minneapolis police, had not been turned onat the time of the shooting and the squad car dashboard camera also failed to capture the incident.

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