Wednesday, December 1, 2010

What Happens When It's the Cops That Are The Bad Guys??? The Chief and Lt have used Underhanded and Illegal Methods to Target and Terminate Employees of the WPD....They Have Violated Citizens Rights...Shame To Them for What They Have Done ....Shame Even More They Don't See It ....Are there NO Standards in NH for the Police?

What Happens When It's the Cops That Are The BAD GUYS???

What Happen When It's The Cops That Broke The Law???

What Do You Do Then?

......When It's Not Right........
.................It's Wrong ..................

Here's the List of Attorney's Who Have Helped Keep the Truth From The Public and Who We Pay For that Privilege 

 Attorney Barton Mayer – Upton & Hatfield, Concord, NH. - Representing the Town

Attorney Biron Bedard – Ransmeier & Spellman, Concord, NH. - Representing the Police Department

Attorney Brian J S Cullen – CullenCollimore, Nashua, NH. - Representing the Town and Police Department

Attorney Kevin G Collimore – CullenCollimore, Nashua, NH. - Representing the Town and Police Department

Attorney Erik G Moskowitz - Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell, Concord, NH, GCGLAW - Representing the Town and Police Department

If everything were on the up and up with this Town and Police Department, it wouldn't be costing us Taxpayers 10's of thousands of $$'s to Defend Them.

An Open Letter To The General Public .............Do You Really Want To Have A Run In With A Police Department Like This?

Who Will Protect Your Rights If You Do? 
Can You Be Assured Your Rights Won't Be Violated?
Can You Be Assured Excessive Force Won't Be Used Against You?
Can You Be Assured That Reports Will Be Written Correctly?
The Track Record Speaks For Itself.... NO You Can't .... On All Counts
Those That Were In Charge Are Still In Charge....
They Blamed Everyone Else Around Them For Their Problems....
Their Stories Turned Out To Be Not True .....
So Who Is To Blame Now?

Time For A Change
It all started when the Chief got in touch with the Sheriff’s Department to report a crime he alleged took place at the Winchester Police Department. The crime he reported was:


That translates into a break-in and a theft.

According to what Phillips makes for a statement, he left Reppucci’s letter in his locked office, once inside, someone found the grievance letter Reppucci wrote and had given to Phillips. Phillips statement goes on to say the letter was still in a sealed envelope and that he left it on his desk because Reppucci gave it to him at the end of the day and he didn’t get a chance to read it before he left for the day.

According to his statement, the next day the Chief was at some meeting in Manchester for the day.

The afternoon of the day he was in Manchester, Butch Plifka went to see Bob Gray at the Town Hall. He went there on his own behalf, for his own reasons, whatever they were and while there made a few comments to Mr. Gray about the police department and that he knew Reppucci was going to be filing a grievance.

Things happened quickly after that because once Phillips heard this, he immediately got concerned that his office was broken into, that someone made a copy of a confidential document that was in a sealed envelope and then put the original it back in the envelope or another envelope and returned it back to his office.

According to Phillips, a copy was made and this deviant or these deviants dispersed this confidential document, to at least one member of the public and according to Phillips, who knows who else. Phillips statement also says, the letter contained discipline records of officers and confidential information.

Reppucci has said that is not true and that the letter didn’t even have any current police department members names even it. Reppucci said the only thing mentioned was that the other person who was promoted for the Lieutenants position was under an internal investigation. And that is a fact He was.

1. Phillips acknowledges in his response letter and in other documents that was true and even comments that Reppucci wasn’t specific in his grievance and that the person who was under investigation was the one who requested the investigation in the first place.

2. According to Reppucci that is true but, Phillips forgot to mention that the other person in question made the complaint about himself so another officer, who he was targeting, would get questioned and then hopefully terminated for spreading rumors about him.

3. Phillips also didn’t mention that when this other person made the complaint about himself, it was so that he get investigated for misconduct and that he was the focus of the investigation. That means, if he were found guilty he would have been disciplined under the town and department policies he accused himself of violating.

4. Phillips also forgot to mention that he assigned Reppucci to do the investigation and that’s why he knows about it.

5. A little sneaky and underhanded? You bet it is and Unethical too!

6. The fact is, when a police officer is under an internal investigation it’s not confidential information and shouldn’t be.

7. Members of the public were involved in this investigation and the public has a right to know when Officer’s are under an internal investigation.

8. The public should know whether the police officer’s on the street, conducting investigations, handling cases and most importantly who’s salaries are being paid by them are competent to do the job.

9. One form of transparency to the public is letting them know whether or not an Officer is the focus of repeated internal investigations.

10. In Winchester these things are covered up because that is what Phillips wants. He wants people to believe he runs a tip top police department and that he’s competent and the other members are competent.

11. It usually indicates a problem when a Chief doesn’t want people to know what his department and people are doing. You know there are problems and it’s not well run when there is a lot of turn over and a department that is always having to defend itself because of complaints made.

12. Somewhere along the line this Chief decided the public has no right to know what he does or why.

13. For instance Nate Jette was the focus of numerous internal investigations.

14. Maybe instead of allowing him to continue unchecked, a member of the Town wouldn’t have been injured by him and because of him.

15. It was Jette that mishandled his taser and tased him in the chest. After doing that, he never checked his body for any potential physical harm, again violating the policies and by doing so and by not following the policies, he left the taser probe in the chest of the person.

16. That taser probe was surgically removed 2 months later.

17. Is that fair to this person? Is that fair to the public?

18. Then at a public Selectmen’s meeting they refused to accept the complaint and a video because it wasn’t presented by the person himself but by someone this person authorized to act for him! How arrogant, disrespectful and uncaring a BOS we have.

19. I’ll bet his family was Thankful this past Thanksgiving that he didn’t suffer any worse than he did. It could have been a lot worse if it were a gun.

In the end, instead of addressing the real problems, the Chief would rather have investigations, by the Sheriff’s Department, about crimes that never happened, that are used to discredit people when they have legitimate, accurate and documentable concerns and have brought that information to the Chief.

In the end, there is no evidence that anyone broke into his office.

In the end, the legitimate concerns about how the police department was being run turned out to be pretty accurate.

In the end, it seems, Phillips was more concerned with destroying the credibility of a few people, so he could try to save his own ego instead of dealing with the real problems he had and didn’t know how to fix.

He had to save face and chose to break the law, rather than admit to his problems.

How arrogant and pompous is that?

And it looks like the deck is stacked against the Chief.

It appears that He and the Lieutenant Christopher Roberts might not have that much needed quality we expect in our police officers. INTEGRITY.


Anonymous said...

The selectmen need to do their jobs and get him out. They have lots of legitimate reasons to do it. We'd sign a petition if one got started. Enough is enough.

Anonymous said...

His badge should get yanked.

Anonymous said...

This is why people fight for information. So we are informed!!!!

Anonymous said...

What a stunt, I hope he takes them for all they got.

Anonymous said...

Phillip's claim to fame is that he started the internal investigation and then the sheriff picked it up and finished it for him. Somethin not make sense in Phillp's story.

Just Asking said...

When the Chief decides to leave town he will leave in stile, in a new Mercedes I hear. When he does leave and we get a new Chief can the pinny woods road fiasco with hwy be reinvestigated?

Telling It Like It Is said...

I read the Sentinel Article -

Fired Winchester sergeant appeals decision upholding firing by town
By Sarah Palermo
Sentinel Staff
Published: Tuesday, December 07, 2010

More exposure is needed about Roberts.

I posted the following comment to that article -

Telling It Like It Is wrote on Dec 8, 2010 8:19 AM:
" Roberts has always been an instigator and a lot of good people have had to leave their jobs because of him. Unless you worked with him you can't know how he is and what his capabilities are. Hope he loses this job like he did in Hinsdale, he shouldn't be a cop. "

I post it again here -

Roberts has always been an instigator and a lot of good people have had to leave their jobs because of him. Unless you worked with him you can't know how he is and what his capabilities are. Hope he loses this job like he did in Hinsdale, he shouldn't be a cop.

He has a history - the record is there.

Anonymous said...

I heard the town atty tried to buy Reppucci for $6000 and he refused. Sounds like someone should have given him whatever he wanted in exchange they could have got a confidentiality statement because it sounds like they have more to lose than he does.