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Sunday, September 30, 2012

[NH] Before Police Lt. Flight "retired" amid theft charges the DV allegations against him came to nothing


[Auburn Police Lt. David Flight] was the subject of a domestic violence petition filed by his wife in 2009 that accused him of misfiring his service revolver, sending a bullet into his bedroom mattress.... She also alleged that he had allowed his 11-year-old daughter to handle his loaded service revolver... Mrs. Flight said her husband told her the gun went off accidentally... She called police on June 6, 2009, saying he allegedly threatened her... Flight disputed all of his wife’s allegations...

(You keep a criminal and so of course then a criminal you have.)

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..."Lieutenant David Flight, retired and moved on to other opportunities"...

EX-WIFE ALLEGED GUN MISUSE AGAINST RETIRED AUBURN OFFICER
New Hampshire Union Leader
By Pat Grossmith
September 30. 2012 11:46PM
[Excerpts] A retired Auburn police lieutenant, accused of stealing a rifle from the police station evidence room, was the subject of a domestic violence petition filed by his wife in 2009 that accused him of misfiring his service revolver, sending a bullet into his bedroom mattress.... She also alleged that he had allowed his 11-year-old daughter to handle his loaded service revolver... Mrs. Flight said her husband told her the gun went off accidentally... She called police on June 6, 2009, saying he allegedly threatened her as she was preparing for her daughter’s wedding, showed up at the wedding uninvited and later came to their home... Flight was never charged criminally in connection with the domestic violence incident... In divorce documents, Mrs. Flight said she had grave concerns with Flight’s ability to properly parent their child because of anger management issues. Flight disputed all of his wife’s allegations and, in court papers, told her to prove them... The court approved joint custody... [LINK]

FROM EARLIER IN SEPTEMBER:

FORMER AUBURN OFFICER INDICTED FOR THEFT
Union Leader
By James A. Kimble
September 13. 2012 1:23AM
[Excerpts] An Auburn police lieutenant who retired in 2010 after an internal investigation into missing evidence has been indicted on felony theft charges, according to prosecutors... [David Flight] was indicted on felony counts of receiving stolen property and theft by unauthorized taking for allegedly stealing a Remington 30-06 rifle from a police department evidence room... [Assistant Attorney General Ben] Agati said he could not elaborate on details of the case, or how the attorney general came to investigate Flight two years after his departure from the department. Neither the police nor town officials ever said what was missing from the department’s evidence room. Auburn Town Administrator Bill Herman said Wednesday that the 2010 probe did not deal with a stolen firearm... Flight was a 21-year-veteran of the department who handled the department’s prosecutions. He left under a separation agreement that paid him $17,053.27... [LINK]

FROM 2010:

INVESTIGATION ENDS, AUBURN OFFICER QUITS
Author: IAPE
September 21, 2010
[Excerpts] A 21-year police department vet­eran has resigned after a three-week-long internal investigation into missing evidence. The police commission met in non­public session yesterday and accepted Lt. David Flight’s resignation. Few details were released about the investigation, which began when an officer noticed missing evidence. Flight had supervisory authority over the evidence room. According to a news release from the department, “the investigation, which is now concluded, did not result in actionable findings.” Flight had been placed on paid administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigation. The police commission met with town counsel yesterday before entering into the non­public session. Commission Chairman Ken Robinson, Sr., said the board agreed to accept the terms of a separation agreement with Flight, but would not give details of that agreement. Police Chief Edward Picard would not say what evidence was missing. He said no action was taken against anyone else in the 21-member department, which includes 10 part-timers and seven full-timers, as well as civilian staff. Town Administrator Bill Herman said Picard made the decision to do an internal investigation instead of referring the matter to the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office. Flight served as the prosecutor for the police department and also assisted the county attorney and AG’s office in preparing criminal cases for felony-level offenses that occurred in the town of Auburn. The police commission had been scheduled to meet Oct. 5, but met in a special session yesterday... [LINK]
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