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Pelham officer faces loss of job for 'hostile and abusive' attitude to citizens
Patrol Officer Eugene Stahl appeared before the Board of Selectmen Wednesday. At Stahl's request, the hearing, which was also attended by police and town officials, was open to the public. However, audience members weren't permitted to comment.
Stahl, who has been on administrative leave for the past four months, didn't speak during the hour-and-a-half hearing.
Roark, who has recommended Stahl's termination, said the rising instances involving Stahl pose major concerns about civil liability, citizen safety and the validity of future charges stemming from Stahl's policing.
"Who was driving the (expletive) car?" he could be heard screaming on the tape.
Stahl, who began working with the Pelham Police Department in April 2001, was suspended for four days following that incident. However, the state Attorney General's Office concluded that Stahl and two Windham police officers involved in the incident were justified in using their firearms.
Slawsky said Stahl's conduct last winter during the alleged drunk driver apprehension was excusable under the circumstances.
"This young woman had led police on a very dangerous chase and was endangering citizens' lives," he said. "Yes, the language (Officer Stahl) used wasn't something ideal for a tea party, but it's certainly not something to end a 12½-year career over."
"He just wants to be seen fairly," Slawsky said. "This is an officer who's made hundreds of successful arrests over the years, and it's inappropriate to terminate him over a handful of isolated incidents."
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