Brian North

Connecticut State Trooper Brian North is charged with manslaughter in the first degree with a firearm in the shooting death of Mubarak Soulemane in West Haven on Jan. 15, 2020. North shot and killed the 19-year-old Soulemane in West Haven after a chase. Soulemane had carjacked a vehicle in Norwalk and led police on a chase on Interstate 95 to West Haven where State police were able to box in the car Soulemane was driving. Body camera video showed a West Haven officer smashing out the passenger door window before another trooper shot Soulemane with a stun gun. Trooper North then fired his gun through the driver's door window when Soulemane displayed a knife. The investigation established that, at the time Trooper North fired his weapon, neither he nor any other person was in imminent danger of serious injury or death from a knife attack at the hands of Soulemane. The use of deadly force was not justified under Connecticut law.