Trooper Brian North is charged with first degree manslaughter with a firearm in the death of 19-year-old Mubarak Soulemane following a police chase that ended in West Haven in January of 2020.
Here's what the charge North is facing means.
Breaking Down the Charge
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According to Connecticut state statutes, a person is guilty of first degree manslaughter with a firearm when the intent to cause serious physical injury to another person causes death.
The firearm portion of the charge indicates the death was caused by using a gun.
The charge is considered a class B felony in Connecticut. As a class B felony, the charge would carry a minimum prison sentence of five years with a maximum of 40 years if convicted.