Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove announced today that a Rensselaer County Grand Jury has handed up a No True Bill to Rensselaer County Supreme Court, in the investigation into the April 17, 2016, shooting death of Edson Thevenin. Specifically, the Grand Jury found that Sergeant Randall French’s use of deadly physical force was justifiable under the law. The Grand Jury considered the evidence and has passed on charging Sergeant French with any crime relating to the death of Edson Thevenin.
District Attorney Abelove stated, “My heartfelt sympathies go out to the French and Thevenin families. Hopefully, the community can begin to heal now that the Grand Jury has concluded its investigation.