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Connecticut State Trooper Charged Following Deadly Use of Force Investigation


Inspector General Robert J. Devlin, Jr. announced today the arrest of Connecticut State Trooper Brian D. North on the charge of Manslaughter in the First Degree with a Firearm in violation of Connecticut General Statutes § 53a-55a. The charge arises out of the officer-involved shooting death of Mubarak Soulemane in West Haven on January 15, 2020.

North was released on $50,000 bond and is expected to appear in Milford Superior Court on May 3, 2022. This investigation predated the creation of the Office of the Inspector General.  Inspectors from the Division of Criminal Justice were the principal investigators.

Inspector General Devlin also today released his report concerning the case. The report is posted on the Division of Criminal Justice website: