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2 officers, Weare face civil suit over 2012 burglary arrest
It seeks unspecified damages against Weare officers Kenneth Cox and Kimberly McSweeney.
Afterward, the suit claims, the two officers arranged to destroy security video of the incident and compared notes so that their "untruthful versions" of events would "be consistent with one another."
The town is accused of failing to properly supervise Cox and McSweeney. The complaint filed by Epsom attorney Tony Soltani accuses the town of having a policy of retaliating against superior officers who initiate internal investigations into police conduct and that "thereby the officers are encouraged to disobey supervisory and command personnel and are free to do as they please while violating the citizens' rights."
Cox, who currently holds the rank of sergeant, has been identified through payroll records as one of the officers involved in an incident that culminated in the fatal shooting of accused Manchester drug dealer Alex Cora DeJesus last August.
The New Hampshire Attorney General's Office has a policy of keeping secret the names of police officers involved in shootings while it investigates the circumstances.
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