Stow Police Chief Relieved Of Duties Amid Investigation


STOW, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Chief of Police in Stow has been relieved of all his duties amid an ongoing investigation.

In a statement, the town said Stow Police Chief Ralph "Rusty" Marino placed himself on indefinite administrative leave on Saturday, naming Sgt. Darren Thraen as acting chief.

According to WCVB, Chief Marino met with representatives of the Massachusetts State Police on Saturday, and that "there is an investigation" into allegations against the Chief.

Although the nature of those allegations is not specified, WCVB reports a group known as "Predator Poachers Massachusetts" posted a YouTube video that appears to show Chief Marion being confronted in a parking lot over his alleged plans to meet up with an underage boy.

There has been no indication that Marino has had any charges filed against him.

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