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Circumstances of trooper's death kept secret

John O'Brien of The Post-Standard (Syracuse, N.Y.) investigated a fatal friendly fire shooting by state police. For more than a year, top officials kept a lid on details about the killing of Trooper David Brinkerhoff. They avoided a grand jury and kept the trooper's widow in the dark. The story reveals for the first time publicly the details of the shooting, including the name of the trooper who fired the shot.

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