This footage is crazy. Please, tell me again about how evil cops are? This is what they face on a daily basis to protect the public.

Nearly four weeks since two Haverhill police officers shot and killed a man here on Route 302, Attorney General Joseph Foster on Friday issued a 14-page report that concluded the shooting was legally justified.

Foster also said that video of the July 6 shooting that was recorded by the officers’ body cameras will be released on Monday to the family of Hagen Esty-Lennon, and then on Aug. 5 in response to several Right-To-Know requests.

… As Foster said previously, but in greater detail yesterday, the video shows the 43 seconds of interaction between the officers and Esty-Lennon, who minutes earlier, for reasons that remain unknown, and while suffering from what Foster said appears to be a self-inflicted stab wound to the chest, attempted to drive his SUV over the closed Bath Bridge near the intersection of routes 112 and 302.

Hearing the crash, people from the Twin River Campground, which is located directly across from the bridge on the south side of Route 112, went to the scene and made 911 calls to report the crash. They also said that Esty-Lennon was carrying a knife and was proceeding southbound on Route 302.

When Jarvis and Collins arrived, they repeatedly told Esty-Lennon — whom Foster said was 6-feet-one inch tall and weighed 275 pounds — to stop advancing toward them and to drop the knife.

Read more: Union Leader

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