Former Manchester police Sgt. Stephen Coco, right, during his sentencing at Hillsborough County Superior Court North in March. (UNION LEADER FILE)
Convicted Manchester officer Stephen Coco moved to Coos County jail
“We generally don’t have any issues. We’re a very safe correctional facility,” Hamelin said.
Two weeks ago, Hillsborough County Corrections Superintendent David Dionne said Coco may have been transferred to another facility, but he said he would not release specifics for safety and security reasons.
In late March, Coco pleaded guilty to two counts of felony conduct after an accident in connection with the hit-and-run injuries of two Bedford teenagers in March 2013. He was sentenced to a year in jail, and Superior Court Judge Gillian Abramson refused a prosecutor’s request to forbid home confinement.
Under a state law adopted in 2013, the jail superintendent can determine who is eligible for home confinement. Once doing so, however, the superintendent must notify the prosecutor, who can opt to challenge the home confinement before a judge.