Vermont State Police, who are investigating the death, said their preliminary investigation showed no indication that Bennington police used physical force on the man.
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Man dies in Bennington police custody
The victim, who was not immediately identified, had been arrested less than two hours earlier as part of a drug investigation. State police are now investigating the death.
Ex-state trooper appears in court as defendant, denies 20 criminal charges
Giancarlo DiGenova pleaded not guilty Thursday to 16 misdemeanors and four felony charges. The allegations against him include stealing property worth more than $40,000 from an evidence storage area, including a Rolex watch, which he reportedly said he then gave to his son.
Prosecutor steamed as Bill Stenger released from jail in EB-5 fraud case after prison sentence cut short
Stenger was released Wednesday after serving roughly half of his 18-month jail sentence behind bars at a federal prison in Massachusetts.
Vermont State Police probe another death of a person in custody at Springfield prison
Romeo Reome III, 53, of Brattleboro, was found unresponsive in his cell Wednesday morning, following his treatment at Springfield Hospital. The cause of Reome’s death remains under investigation.
Driver in ‘hero dog’ crash on I-89 guilty of driving under the influence, domestic assault
A North Hartland man who was driving a pickup in a rollover crash that garnered worldwide attention for a rescue that police said was aided by his “hero dog” pleaded guilty last week to drunken driving resulting in serious injury as well as domestic assault.
Police investigating man’s death after body is found on back roads in Jay
State police have not released the name of the 27-year-old who died pending notification of relatives. The man’s body was taken to the Vermont Chief Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the cause and manner of death.
President Biden approves Vermont’s disaster declaration request for December storm
The Federal Emergency Management Agency identified roughly $3 million in eligible costs across eight counties, according to a joint press release from Gov. Scott and the state’s congressional delegation.
Former Windsor fuel company owner sentenced for brutal 2021 assault
Under a plea agreement, Joshua Marcell pleaded guilty to five charges: aggravated domestic assault in the first degree, domestic assault, unlawful restraint in the first degree, interference with access to emergency services and violation of parole.
Mendon house fire kills woman
Helvi Abatiell Furlan was pronounced dead early Sunday morning after being injured in a structure fire, according to the Vermont State Police. Two children, aged 11 and 17, along with a dog, were uninjured.
Former state trooper arrested on more than a dozen charges for allegedly stealing more than $40,000 of items in police custody
Giancarlo DiGenova was placed on leave in December as police investigated whether he stole a Rolex from police custody. That investigation uncovered numerous instances of misconduct.
A BuzzFeed writer exposed abuse at a Vermont orphanage. Her new book reveals even more.
“In some ways, the story was too big to be told before,” journalist Christine Kenneally writes of her decade of research into claims of misconduct and murder at Burlington’s now-closed St. Joseph’s Orphanage. “Increased scrutiny only makes it bigger.”
Former Woodstock physical therapist pleads guilty to groping patient
The misdemeanor charge to which Mayock pleaded guilty carried a maximum prison sentence of one year, while the initial felony charge carried a maximum sentence of five years.
Person struck and killed by Amtrak train in Waterbury
The incident took place Friday night, according to police. The victim has not been identified.