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Meriden Officer Cossette refused plea bargain

Release Date:
12/9/2012 9:00 AM

Record-Journal, December 9, 2012

Record-Journal, December 9, 2012: UNH associate professor and former police chief John DeCarlo comments on the indictment of a Meriden police officer on brutality and obstruction charges. The officer in question turned down a plea bargain that could have helped end a highly publicized 18-month ordeal but also would have removed any chance of clearing his name in court and continuing a career in law enforcement. DeCarlo said police officers should be of “good moral character” that extends beyond an absence of criminal convictions.

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