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Office of the Vermont Attorney General

Brattleboro Police Officers and Vermont State Police Trooper will not be Prosecuted for May 4, 2018 Shooting

August 30, 2018

Contact: Charity Clark, Chief of Staff, Attorney General’s Office, (802) 917-1993, Tracy Shriver, Windham Country State’s Attorney, (802) 257-2860

Attorney General T.J. Donovan announced today that his Office has reviewed the officer-involved shooting incident that occurred on May 4, 2018, in Brattleboro, Vermont. The Office is declining to prosecute Brattleboro Police Department police officers Sergeant Steven Stanley, Officer Sean Wilson, and Officer Michael Cable, and Vermont State Police Trooper Jason Lengfellner for charges related to the shooting of Matthew Triolo. In reaching this decision, the Office reviewed all the materials provided by the Vermont State Police, who conducted the investigation. Given that there are pending criminal charges against Mr. Triolo related to this incident, the office is restricted from releasing more information at this time.

Windham County State’s Attorney Tracy Shriver has also conducted an independent review and has declined to file criminal charges against Sgt. Stanley, Ofc. Wilson, Ofc. Cable and Tpr. Jason Lengfellner.

Matthew Triolo is currently facing criminal charges for allegations closely related to this incident. In accordance with the Vermont Rules of Professional Conduct, neither the Attorney General’s Office nor the Windham County State’s Attorney’s Office will, at this time, comment further on the specific findings of their reviews. The Offices may release additional information related to their decisions if and when the criminal charges pending against Mr. Triolo are resolved.


Last modified: August 30, 2018