Tag Archives: Michael Battles

State News
December 21, 2017

Prosecutors clear troopers in fatal shooting of man pointing BB gun

By Alan Keays, VTDigger

Prosecutors have cleared five state police troopers of criminal wrongdoing in a fatal shooting that followed a lengthy standoff in Poultney.

A big factor in that decision, according to the prosecutors, was the misleading appearance of a weapon Michael Battles pointed…

Local News
September 6, 2017

Police shoot, kill Poultney man

By Alan Keays, VTDigger

Vermont State Police say a man who pointed a gun at officers during a standoff early Friday at his home in Poultney was shot and killed when five troopers opened fire.

After the shooting, police said they went into the residence…