Home » News » Public Safety
Pelham selectmen fire police officer
PELHAM – During a non-public session Tuesday evening, selectmen voted to uphold Police Chief Joseph Roark's recommendation to fire police officer Eugene Stahl.
The decision by the board comes after a public hearing Aug. 21. Stahl had requested that the meeting be open to the public, although he did not speak during the proceedings.
According to Roark, complaints against Stahl’s conduct on the job go back several years and the police chief said he’s “dealt with Officer Stahl on a variety of occasions.”
Roark 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.
Stahl has been on administrative leave for nearly five months.
The selectmen's decision to terminate Stahl went into effect immediately on Tuesday, according to a brief press release sent out by Town Manager Tom Gaydos Wednesday.
“The town handles its personnel matters in accordance with applicable law,” the release said. “Accordingly, the town is unable to add further comment on matters involving town personnel.”
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Hooksett officer struck by motorist - 2
- UPDATE: Thornton woman dies after being struck by car in Campton - 0
- Somersworth man dies in head-on crash with car driven by Dover City Councilor Michael Weeden - 1
- Fire destroys South Hampton barn - 0
- Boy out walking hit, injured by Jeep in Newton - 0
- Police investigating why Maine woman died in Somersworth apartment - 0
- Body found floating in Portsmouth - 0
- Spofford crash seriously injures two - 0
- Fire destroys barn in South Hampton - 0
READER COMMENTS: 2
- Convicted drug dealer arrested in Nashua on more drug charges - 0
- Former Plaistow finance director charged with theft - 0
- Police: Laconia man threatened harm to toddler - 0
- Sen. Ayotte pushes for bigger broadband bang for buck - 0
- Hanover’s Grabill named top regional soccer coach - 0
- Londonderry's Aliza Simpson chooses UNH for basketball - 0
- Ian Clark's On Hockey: Monarchs yet to flip switch on power play - 0
- Dave D'Onofrio's Sox Beat: A.J. Pierzynski OK with Red Sox - 0
- Nashua aldermanic committee votes to help soup kitchen - 0
Somersworth man dies in head-on crash with car driven by Dover City Councilor Michael Weeden
Ex-Tyco CEO granted parole
What Congress? Obama's 'easy way out'
Boy wounded by bullet was to be released
John DiStaso's Granite Status: Scott Brown cites NH as example of Obamacare 'trainwreck,' will keynote NHGOP event
Thomas Sowell: Victimhood and race
- Would you support spending local tax dollars to buy your police department a $250K armored vehicle?
- Total Votes: 1072