Investigation Into Town's Police Officials Includes Ex-Chief

SALEM, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Attorney General's Office says its investigation of some police department officials in Salem following the release of an audit now includes the former chief.

The office said in letters to the town manager and department's civilian administrator this year it was investigating a deputy chief, a captain and a sergeant. It said it's been investigating department practices since Nov. 30.

The Eagle Tribune reports a similar letter was sent March 7 informing them of the investigation regarding former Chief Paul Donovan, who retired Dec. 31. Donovan's running for the Board of Selectmen. Elections were being held Tuesday.

Donovan said he learned of the investigation from the media. He said he intended to reach out to the Attorney General's office.

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