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Manchester police officer's deal with court includes anger management classes
The deal means that if Adam Beland, a 7-year officer of the Manchester Police Department, complies with the requirements and stays out of trouble, the two misdemeanor assault charges against him will be dropped, said Kirsten Wilson, a prosecutor with the Rockingham County Attorney's Office.
Doing so also means no criminal record for Beland. Wilson said the resolution is typical for first-time domestic violence charges at Manchester District Court.
"We talked to his wife about this extensively," Wilson said, adding the wife supports the deal.
In January, Beland pleaded innocent to approaching his wife from behind, shoving her two or three times, placing his left hand around her neck and pushing her out of their Country Club Drive apartment.
He was released on bail and initially placed on unpaid leave from the police department, pending trial.
But in March, a judge modified Beland's bail to allow him to work inside the police station. The modification allowed Beland to possess a weapon while at work, but he would surrender the weapon and ammunition upon leaving the building.
Police spokesman Lt. Maureen Tessier said Tuesday that Beland's status remains unchanged; he is working at a limited duty capacity for the department. Tessier said police will not comment any further about the matter.
The Rockingham County Attorney handled the case to avoid any appearance of a conflict, Wilson said.
She said restrictions on possession of firearms remain in effect until the charges are dropped.
Under the deal, Beland must participate in a domestic violence evaluation, which must be performed by a provider approved by the prosecutor. He must take a 10-week anger management class. He must participate in a parenting class, which can be satisfied by the child impact class that is required of all divorce proceedings in the state, Wilson said.
Wilson said such arrangements are made with consideration of how successful a prosecution would be and the best resolution for the victim and society. She said the case involved conflicting witness statements.
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