Derry administrator on leave as police probe continues
The Town Council unanimously voted to put Anderson on paid leave at an emergency meeting on July 12.
Town officials are expressing their faith in the state police and say they are not frustrated that the investigation has been ongoing for over three weeks."Investigative agencies should always explore allegations in a methodical and deliberative manner," said Town Councilor Mark Osborne. "Careful investigations benefit the community, the reporting party, and the accused. Having been a practicing criminal attorney for 10 years, I can tell you that miscarriages of justice usually only occur when investigators place a premium on speed over specifics."
Councilors Neil Wetherbee and Tom Cardon also said they are not frustrated with the length of the investigation.
"It just tells me that the state police are being thorough in their investigation," said Cardon.
"Town staff have done a great job of making sure things continue to run smoothly in John's absence," said Wetherbee.