RELEASED BY: Kelly A. Ayotte, Attorney General
SUBJECT: Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee Authorizes Funds for Capital Murder Prosecution
DATE: October 18, 2006
CONTACT: Deputy Attorney General Bud Fitch (271-1238)

Attorney General Kelly A. Ayotte announces that this morning the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee approved the expenditure of $420,000 by the Attorney General for the purpose of prosecuting the Capital Murder case arising from the murder of Manchester Police Officer Michael Briggs. Attorney General Ayotte said: “On behalf of all New Hampshire law enforcement, my office, and myself, I express sincere appreciation to the members of the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee for acting so promptly and decisively to ensure that the Attorney General’s Office has the resources necessary to vigorously and effectively prosecute Michael Addison for the murder of Officer Briggs.” General Ayotte further stated, “This action by our legislature demonstrates the commitment of our State to support the men and women of law enforcement who work hard every day to keep our communities safe.”

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