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Meriden Officials Continue to Wait for Police Probe Report

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4/14/2012 12:00 AM
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Record-Journal, April 14, 2012

Record-Journal, April 14, 2012: More than a year after lawyer Thomas V. Daily was hired by the city of Meriden  to investigate allegations that members of the Police Department conspired to cover up cases of brutality and other misconduct, officials are still waiting for his findings. Philip Schenck, a labor law professor at UNH who served as Avon town manager for 32 years until retiring in 2010, said hiring an independent party to review serious allegations against employees has become the norm for most municipalities. “As an administrator, I’d want to go in and make sure that everything was done in accordance with city ordinances, procedures and policies,” he said. “You’ve got to separate the criminal from the administrative.”

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