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Board recommends clemency for former Phoenix police officer

PHOENIX (AP) - A state board has recommended clemency for a former Phoenix police officer serving a prison sentence for a fatal on-duty shooting.

The Arizona Capitol Times reports the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency has recommended that the governor reduce Richard Chrisman's sentence to time served.

Chrisman was sentenced to seven years in 2013 after he was convicted of manslaughter and aggravated assault for the death of 29-year-old Daniel Rodriguez.

Chrisman killed Rodriguez in 2010 while responding to a domestic violence call at a trailer in south Phoenix.

Republican Gov. Doug Ducey has until March 27 to decide whether to grant the clemency request. Ducey spokesman Patrick Ptak said in an email Friday that no decision has been made.

The Maricopa County Attorney's Office has opposed the board's request.

Information from: Arizona Capitol Times,

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