Plaistow police chief, deputy chief defend actions
BRENTWOOD — Plaistow Police Chief Steve Savage and Deputy Police Chief Kathleen Jones deny they led a campaign to force out a former Plaistow officer by making false accusations, according to court paperwork.
Fiset, now an Atkinson police detective, is fighting to have his name removed from the so-called “Laurie List.”
The list was generated after the state Supreme Court overturned the first-degree murder conviction of Carl Laurie in the 1990s because prosecutors withheld from the defense information in a detective’s personnel file that could have raised questions about his truthfulness when he testified.
He argues the two fabricated a claim that he had falsely reported a motor vehicle stop in June 2011, prompting a “bogus investigation” into the incident.
In their written response to the suit filed recently, Savage admitted that a Laurie letter was sent to Reams in October 2011 notifying him of “possible reportable matter” but denied that it was malicious or false.
According to their response, the two confirmed that an investigation into Fiset’s actions was conducted, but they denied that it was “bogus.”
The suit also accuses Jones of illegally providing information about the “fabricated charges” and the Laurie list allegations to the town of Atkinson, where Fiset is now employed.Jones admitted that she completed a referral form in response to inquiries from the town of Atkinson, but the information provided on the form was not outlined in the written response to Fiset’s suit.