HAVERHILL, Mass. (AP) — Three Haverhill police officers have been suspended without pay following closed hearings on charges they gave preferential treatment to former high-ranking state troopers involved in car crashes.
The officers’ punishments came after police Chief Alan DeNaro ordered initial suspensions and then recommended Mayor James Fiorentini give them further suspensions. The mayor ordered the latest punishments after hearings which concluded in October. The Eagle-Tribune (http://bit.ly/VvrgEO ) obtained the hearing documents as a result of a public records request.
DeNaro suspended Sgt. Harry Miller, Lt. William Leeman and patrolman Christopher Pagliuca for five days each for their roles in the handling of a March crash involving Charles Noyes, former deputy superintendent of the state police. They were cited for writing untruthful or incomplete reports, unsatisfactory job performance and violating police ethics.
All three appealed.
Information from: Eagle Tribune (North Andover, Mass.), http://www.eagletribune.com