A former Claremont police officer is seeking to have a judge dismiss two of the six criminal charges against him.
State prosecutors say the officer, Ian Kibbe, lied in written reports to justify searching a property earlier this year. The allegations have thrown into question much of his activity on the job, including a 2016 incident where he shot and killed a young man.
Kibbe is scheduled for a jury trial in December, but he and his attorney appeared in Sullivan County Superior Court Friday to argue that two of the more serious charges against him -- attempted perjury and conspiracy to commit perjury -- be dismissed.
The judge declined to rule immediately, taking the arguments under advisement.