Criminal Law

Connecticut State Trooper Who Fatally Shot Man in a Stopped Car Is Set to Go on Trial

A Connecticut state trooper who killed a 19-year-old man while firing seven gunshots into a stopped car in 2020 is set to stand trial for manslaughter.

Jury selection began Wednesday in the trial of Trooper Brian North. North has pleaded not guilty to first-degree manslaughter with a firearm in the death of Mubarak Soulemane in West Haven. A six-person jury is tentatively scheduled to begin hearing evidence on March 4.

Soulemane had stolen a ride-sharing car and led officers on a high-speed chase on Interstate 95 before North opened fire into the driver’s window at close range on the evening of Jan. 15, 2020, according to authorities.

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