The head of the
Vermont State Police says the two troopers who shot and killed a man who
pointed a gun at them was doing what they were trained to do.
The victim has
been identified as 41-year-old Darren Tufts.
Senate President Peter Shumlin points to the under-funded State Police
force says Governor Douglas’ rhetoric on public safety isn’t matching
his record. Public Safety Commissioner Tom Tremblay says Shumlin is wrong, and chastised him for going public with his criticisms.
Staying out of the political fray is Colonel James Baker, Director of the Vermont State Police. He speaks iwth VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb about the recruiting challenge.