Reading Police Chief Resigns Following Domestic Violence Arrest

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READING, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Reading Town Manager Robert LaLacheur has accepted Police Chief Mark Segalla's resignation after Segalla was charged following an alleged domestic violence incident late last year.

Segalla had been on leave from the Reading Police Department since December 22 following his arrest the day before.

“I wish Mark and his family much health and happiness in the years ahead, and join many in the community who believe that, after a difficult period of time that involve allegations of domestic abuse, Mark is on the path to again make all of us proud of his future endeavors," LeLaucher wrote in a release. "His resignation signals his decision to place his family above his career in the Reading Police Department, and is a choice I have a great deal of respect for.”

 

LaLacheur says that later this summer, they will “conduct a replacement process for the position of Reading Police Chief, including an independent Assessment Center that will consider applicants from Reading and other communities.”

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