Officer asks judge
to dismiss charges
BURLINGTON — A Vermont police officer accused of shooting a mentally ill man is asking a judge to dismiss the charges.
Winooski Police Cpl. Jason Nokes argues the state cannot prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he did not act in self-defense or that he acted recklessly when he shot and wounded a suspect in April 2013.
He has pleaded innocent to a variety of charges.
He initially told Vermont State Police investigators that he thought Isaac Sage, who had assaulted him on a Winooski street, was carrying a knife. He later admitted he never saw a weapon.
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