Nashua alderman says state rep should step down in wake of duck incident
Alderman Ken Siegel, Ward 9, told the New Hampshire Union Leader on Thursday that Campbell, D-Nashua, should follow in his friend's footsteps and resign in light of the recent duck scandal.
Campbell has repeatedly apologized for killing five ducks when he ran them over with his vehicle Dec. 23, 2013, outside of the Crowne Plaza hotel after having a few drinks. Although the state Attorney General's Office is still investigating the incident, Campbell has already pleaded no contest to a charge of illegal taking of waterfowl, paid a fine and made a donation to New Hampshire Audubon.
Siegel said that while Pappas, former chairman of the Nashua Police Commission, is taking the fall for his involvement, he questions why Campbell is not speaking out about the controversial matter.
Campbell has not returned emails or phone calls from the Union Leader seeking comment.
Attorney General Joseph Foster said recently that his department is reviewing the circumstances. Police Chief John Seusing said earlier that Pappas' involvement in the duck incident did not influence the police investigation."I continue to be extremely sorry and take full responsibility for causing the death of five ducks …," Campbell said in a previous statement. "My actions were unintentional, yet hurtful. … I apologize and ask forgiveness from those I have offended, and from others that may judge me solely on the basis of this very unfortunate accident."