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After chief scandal, New London police improve recording system
Young has not released details of the other complaints.
Police Chief Ed Andersen said that when he became chief after Seastrand resigned, he saw a need to improve the department’s recording system. There was no audio or video of the interaction between Seastrand and Westfall, he said, because the department lacked complete audio-video coverage and needed to add new equipment to cover all the department’s rooms 24 hours a day, he said.
“It should have been done long before I came on as chief, but I saw a need for it and the town agreed,” Andersen said. “Other police departments do it; we needed to do it.”
Meanwhile, Westfall has accepted a place in a state pretrial diversion program that could allow her to avoid trial on her charges. Her lawyer, Richard Lehmann of Concord, said she will file a civil suit against Seastrand after the state announces its findings in the case.
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