NEW YORK (AP) — New York state's attorney general said his office doesn't have jurisdiction to investigate the fatal police shooting of a mentally ill 66-year-old woman in New York City.
Activists and political leaders had called for Democratic Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to oversee the investigation into Deborah Danner's death. Danner was shot by a police sergeant in her Bronx apartment Tuesday night.
Schneiderman's office has the power to investigate fatal police shootings of unarmed people. But authorities said Danner was threatening the sergeant with a bat when he shot her.
Democratic Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark said she intends to conduct a "full, reasoned and independent investigation."
The New York Police Department said the sergeant had a stun gun but didn't use it. The sergeant has been placed on modified duty.