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Police misconduct: Craig said nothing

June 18. 2018 8:41PM

Joyce Craig hammered Mayor Ted Gatsas for failing to tell the public about the rape of a student at Manchester High School West.

“To me it’s absolutely wrong that nothing was said,” Craig argued.

Yet when Craig learned that two Manchester police officers had been accused of coercing a woman into sex, she said nothing.

One of the accused officers was fired in February, the other in April. Outoing Chief Nick Willard never disclosed why. We don’t know when Craig first learned the details of the allegations, but it was no later than June 1.

Such misconduct within the police department is surely a top priority for newly-confirmed Police Chief Carlo Capano, yet Craig didn’t even bother telling aldermen about it as Capano’s nomination was debated.

Gatsas learned about the West rape case when the entire school board was notified.

Aldermen and the public only learned about the allegations by reading the New Hampshire Sunday News.

Craig has proven that her campaign outrage over transparency was nothing more than political opportunism.

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