Rochester SWAT Officers Cleared in Fatal Shooting

Investigators with the state Attorney General's Office have cleared SWAT officers involved in last year's Rochester police shooting death of attempted murder suspect Timothy Flowers.

They concluded the evidence does not establish that the shooting was a crime.

Flowers was shot after he shot first at police during a foot chase in a city neighborhood.

Fingerprints and other evidence established he was the probable gunman in three separate shootings the previous month.

At the time, Rochester SWAT officers were not routinely wearing body cameras. The report recommends the officers be equipped with them, with some exceptions.

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