Manchester Police Say 2 Former Officers Under Criminal Investigation

Jun 18, 2018


  Two former Manchester police officers who were fired earlier this year are facing a criminal investigation.

 

The Manchester Police Department says it took swift action and terminated officers Aaron Brown and Darren Murphy following an internal investigation.

 

The department has yet to comment in more detail as to why the officers were terminated. “To maintain the integrity of the ongoing investigation, we are unable to make further comments at this time,” said Lt. Brian O’Keefe, a spokesman for the Manchester Police Department.

 

But a June 1st complaint sent to Manchester city officials from attorneys Sakellarios and Associates alleges the officers sexually assaulted their client.

 

The complaint also claims that Brown coerced their client into exposing herself in order to “secure bail,” and that she was forced into buying drugs for Murphy's personal use.  

 

In a statement, Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig said her office is treating the accusations with the "utmost seriousness."

 

“Chief Willard, in whom I have great confidence, acted swiftly by firing the officers and referring the cases for further investigation, and criminal prosecution if deemed appropriate," Craig said.