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Saturday, June 28, 2008

[NH] AN APOLOGY FOR ARRESTING CHIEF BROUGHAM?

..."The town of New Boston Police Department sincerely apologizes to Mont Vernon Police Chief Alexander Brougham and his family for any inconvenience it may have caused the Chief, his family members, and professional associates," the release reads...PREVIOUS ENTRY:
[NH] Chief Brougham's wife: I and my children need to be protected - ...THE COURT PAPERS QUOTED THE WIFE AS SAYING, BROUGHAM CALLED AND DEMANDED TO SPEAK WITH THE CHILDREN BEFORE INFORMING HER THAT HE HAD A CAN OF GAS AND WAS PLANNING TO BURN THEIR HOME DOWN AROUND HIM... "UNTIL SUCH TIME AS MY HUSBAND GETS SOME HELP FOR HIS RAGING ALCOHOLISM, I AND MY CHILDREN NEED TO BE PROTECTED"... SHE CITES AN INCIDENT MAY 15, WHEN SHE ALLEGES BROUGHAM GOT "VERY DRUNK," AND SEARCHED HER CAR. HE LATER BURNED THE DIVORCE DOCUMENTS IN THE WOODSTOVE... THE PHONE CALL DID NOT INVOLVE A THREAT OF VIOLENCE, SAID [NEW BOSTON POLICE CHIEF CHRIS] KRAJENKA...

POLICE CHIEF APOLOGIZES FOR IMPROPER ARREST
The Union Leader, NH
June 28, 2008

NEW BOSTON – The town police chief took the rare move yesterday of publicly apologizing to the Mont Vernon police chief for arresting him last month on an allegations that he violated a restraining order and tried to contact his estranged wife.

An investigation by New Boston police has determined that Mont Vernon Police Chief Alexander Brougham had not violated the court order, Police Chief Christopher L. Krajenka said in a statement issued yesterday.

Police dropped the matter in Goffstown District Court.

"The town of New Boston Police Department sincerely apologizes to Mont Vernon Police Chief Alexander Brougham and his family for any inconvenience it may have caused the Chief, his family members, and professional associates," the release reads.

The release said a citizen had alleged the violation.

According to past reports, Brougham's wife filed for a divorce in April.

Brougham was arrested in late May after allegedly trying to telephone her. Bail conditions had prevented him from carrying a firearm, and Mont Vernon selectmen placed him an paid leave.

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  2. AnonymousJuly 21, 2008

    No decision yet on Mont Vernon chief
    Cabinet.com, NH
    By DAYMOND STEER
    Published: Friday, Jul. 18, 2008

    MONT VERNON — Selectmen made no decisions at their meeting Monday about whether to reinstate the police chief who was put on administrative leave after being wrongly accused of violating a protective order by New Boston Police.

    At the end of May, New Boston Police filed a complaint stating Alexander Brougham, 43, of 53 Greenfield Road called his wife on May 27, in violation of a protective court order that police believed forbade him from calling her.

    But on June 27 New Boston Police issued an apology to Brougham, which stated that in fact Brougham had not violated the order.

    Selectmen put Brougham on paid leave soon after the arrest. They also hired attorney Daniel Schwarz, of Flygare, Schwarz and Closson, of Exeter, to lead an investigation to determine what selectmen should do about Brougham’s position.

    After a nonpublic session on Monday selectmen confirmed that they received a final report from Schwarz and an unnamed investigator. But selectmen said they would hold off on making any decisions.

    Neither Schwarz nor the selectmen would disclose the name of the investigator.

    http://www.cabinet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080718/MILFORD01/14900786/-1/Milford01

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  3. Someone somewhere on something having to do with this left a comment that included these words. (What do they mean?)

    "...rest in peace kim and get well soon jamie!"

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