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Saturday, April 25, 2009

[NH] Retired Police Chief Clifton Largy duct taped to chair and beaten by his son

Eric Largy, Ex-Chief Clifton Largy's son

Retired Nashua Police Chief Clifton “Doug” Largy underwent surgery Friday at Massachusetts General Hospital to repair multiple broken bones in his face... The Telegraph reported on the issue several years ago, after a Nashua officer was arrested for assaulting his wife and then threatening to kill two fellow officers during a standoff in his home... Two studies in the early 1990s found roughly 40 percent of police families reported domestic violence, compared with about 16 percent of the general population...

SON CHARGED IN ATTACKING FORMER CHIEF
Nashua Telegraph
By Andrew Wolfe
Friday, April 24, 2009
[Excerpts] Former Nashua Police Chief Clifton Largy was savagely attacked by one of his sons Wednesday morning, and then handcuffed and duct-taped to a barber's chair for nearly 12 hours until he was able to call for help... Eric Largy, 42, of 98 Pine Hill Road, told officers who arrested him that his father "got what he deserved," according to police reports... Eric Largy has no prior criminal record locally, Nashua District Court records show. Clifton Largy had planned to meet his brother, Daniel Largy, at their business, Collins Brothers Chowder... Eric Largy lured his father to the house on Pine Hill Road at about 8 a.m., however, telling his father that someone had left a golf club for him... As he walked into the living room, Clifton Largy said, he was suddenly struck in the back of his head, from behind, and his son then pushed him into a barbershop type chair, handcuffed him, and then duct-taped his arms and legs, securing him to the chair. Eric Largy then put a blanket over his father's head, and beat him repeatedly with some sort of blunt object, Clifton Largy told police. Police later found a sap (a flexible club made of leather, with lead inside) and sap gloves in the house and took them as evidence... Eric Largy greeted officer Nicole Brooks at his door by asking, "What the (expletive) do you want?"... Eric Largy went on to blurt out various statements, claiming that his father had tormented him all his life, and "the (expletive) bastard got what he deserved"... Several other officers went into the home and found Clifton Largy still bound to the chair by his wrists, police reported... Eric Largy is charged with kidnapping, a felony punishable by up to 7-1/2 to 15 years in prison, and second-degree assault, a lesser felony. The assault charge alleges that he repeatedly punched his father, breaking his jaw and both eye sockets. The kidnapping charge alleges that he hit his father after strapping him to the chair and restrained him all day. Studies have found that law enforcement families suffer more domestic violence than the general population. The Telegraph reported on the issue several years ago, after a Nashua officer was arrested for assaulting his wife and then threatening to kill two fellow officers during a standoff in his home. The officer was fired and later pleaded guilty and was sentenced to four months in jail. Two studies in the early 1990s found roughly 40 percent of police families reported domestic violence, compared with about 16 percent of the general population. Mutual aggression was the most common form of violence reported, but researchers found wives of male police officers were somewhat more likely than their husbands to initiate violence. The Largy's case echoes another, high-profile tragedy in New Hampshire, involving state Supreme Court Chief Justice John Broderick, whose son served 3-1/2 years in prison after being convicted of beating his father about the head with a guitar in 2002, breaking nearly every bone in his face... [Full article here]

BROTHER: FORMER CHIEF EXPECTED TO RECOVER AFTER SURGERY
Nashua Telegraph
Andrew Wolfe
Friday, April 24, 2009
Retired Nashua Police Chief Clifton “Doug” Largy got right to the point when he phoned his brother Wednesday evening, Daniel Largy said Friday. He said he was tied up at his house at 98 Pine Hill Road, and his son Eric had been beating him all day... Clifton Largy underwent surgery Friday at Massachusetts General Hospital to repair multiple broken bones in his face... Eric Largy allegedly admitted to beating his father, claiming he was acting in retaliation for years of abuse, and claiming that he and his father had gotten into a fistfight, police reported. That’s baloney, says Daniel Largy of Litchfield, who spoke with his brother in the hospital later that night. “He’s a good family man, always spoiled his kids,” Daniel Largy said of his brother, adding later, “There was never any altercation, there was never any fistfight. It’s sick,” Daniel Largy said. “It’s just so cowardly for a 42-year-old strong guy to do this to a 64-year-old man who spoiled him all his life… It’s so sad.”... [Full article here]

5 comments:

  1. You might want to download the actual police court records (link below) and get a good look at the supposed testimony of the cops, victims, and brothers involved ... note the changing dates (April 22nd and April 23rd), times, changing locations of the barber chair (it moves all over the house it's in the living room, it's in the backroom, and then when the dramatic rescue is made a family member who just happens to be there for the big rescue claims he hears the victim calling out from the basement). Can you actually talk with a broken jaw by the way?

    There's also no mention by police of handcuffs being taken off, just duct tape.

    You could throw a stick at 98 Pine Hill Rd from the brother's house at 100 Pine Hill Rd (right next door).

    The Sergeant who came and saved the day was the Detective Division Sergeant with a law degree who I guess must have been transferred to street patrol because he sure got there fast if he's still assigned to the dick squad. They normally don't call for the dicks until after the police officer's respond and actually determine a crime has been committed.

    More plausible explanation. Mutual combat, the son kicked the chief's butt and left so much damage to his face they couldn't hide it.

    It then took 12 hours for them to figure out what kind of story to make up to explain the chief's injuries and they enlisted the help of some old friends in blue.

    http://media.nashuatelegraph.com/assets/largy_complaint0424.pdf

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  2. AnonymousJuly 20, 2009

    TELL YA ALL THIS: I WAS ERIC'S ROOMMATE IN THE VALLY STREET JAIL AND HE HAS NO RECORD AND HE "SNAPPED" AND ANY ONE WITH AN IODA OF "GEE ,MAYBE SOME THING IN THE PAST IN THE FAMILY WAS A-MISS?" SHOULD WONDER HOW BEING A "CHIEF" OF THE NASHUA POLICE FORCE COULD MAKE ONE THINK THAT THEY GET IT THIER WAY ALL THE TIME., WELL, LET ME SAY THIS I HAVE SOME DEALINGS WITH POLICE AND THE THING IS,IS THAT SOME ARE REAL CONTROLL FREAKS... SO LET THE STORY COME OUT IN THE COURT SYSTEM AND THEN MAKE YOUR STATEMENTS!!!

    NASHUA NATIVE

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  3. Invalidation - one of the least recognized forms of abuse and yet a very powerful and damaging form of abuse. I have spent the last 25+ years of my life at the hands of an incident that was reported to a police officer who was not only an officer but a close relative...upon disclosing I had been molested by another family member he advised my mother and grandmother to do nothing as I was so young. I was shunned from the family for many years to come, always the first accused...always treated differently..what is worse then being invalidated is that there were at least 3 to 5 other little girls this happened to as well. The state child protection act was already in force at the time....I realize matters such as this in a family are very difficult on everyone involved. There needs to be healing, someone else had started the fire but the bottom line, regardless of where it started, I had a right to be treated fairly, the incident should have been reported regardless...It's the old school mind set of keeping things in the closet. What greater good did it serve other than to keep the officer and family out of the public eye. What about the other girls...wasn't the quality of their lives and mine more valuable than the fear of tarnishing a badge? Not to mention there was more than one cop on the force who shared the same last name. Growing up he never said a word to me about it, not one,,,to him it was forgotten...These things NEVER heal by being hidden...the pain, shame and invalidation are passed down generation to generation...Ever see a nervous person? Ever wonder why they're nervous? Maybe they were raised in a house that was so busy hiding the inner walls for so long that it begins to show..I believe we pay for the sins of our fathers and we always will until it is made right...Hiding will not heal, it never does. I had the right to be validated, the abuser had the right to treatment...the girls that followed after me had a right to be protected...

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  4. AnonymousJuly 03, 2011

    WHAT EVER HAPPEN OR WHY THIS IS A TRAGEGY.
    ERIC NEEDS PROFESSTIONAL HELP.
    THIS IS A COMPLICATED FAMILY PERSONAL MATTER.
    MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO TO ALL INVOVED.

    CHARLIE HATCH

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  5. Hmm. I got a comment I can't let through because the allegations against the brother Daniel are severe and specific. It's not someone who has posted already - a new voice, and I'd like to suggest, if what this person is saying is true, trying to get the attention of state police or news reporters that do investigative reporting.

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