Latest Maine Attorney General's Office News

Maine attorney general clears police officer in shooting

Oct. 26, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

GORHAM, Maine (AP) — The Maine attorney general’s office has cleared a police officer in a shooting of a man who resisted arrest in a confrontation in a parking lot two years ago. A report released Monday said Officer Dean Hannon shot and killed Kyle Needham, 32, in a...

Attorney general investigates fatal police shooting in Maine

Sep. 27, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A police officer fired three times at an armed man, killing him, during a confrontation that began with a report of a woman being held against her will at a motel, officials said Monday. Joseph Arbour, 36, of Bucksport, fled through a motel room...

Maine AG considers suing over PCB, PFAS contamination

Sep. 25, 2021 09:44 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's attorney general is seeking proposals from law firms willing to assist with potential legal claims over chemical contamination in the state. The state is considering legal claims over so-called PCBs and a separate class known as PFAS. Both...

Maine files claim against teenagers over racist graffiti

Sep. 17, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine's attorney general said Friday he has filed a complaint under the Maine Civil Right Acts against a pair of Bangor teenagers who are accused of spray-painting racial threats on the vehicle of a local man. Attorney General Aaron Frey said the...