Second Former Claremont Cop Pleads Guilty to Faking Documents

Mar 15, 2019

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The second of two former Claremont police officers charged with lying on the job has pleaded guilty.

The state Attorney General's office says Mark Burch will serve 100 hours of community service, and has agreed not to work as a police officer in New Hampshire. He was sentenced to a year behind bars, but the jail sentence is suspended pending good behavior.

His former colleague on the force, Ian Kibbe, was sentenced in January to a year in jail, with all but 90 days suspended. He is also barred from serving in local law enforcement.

The two men faked documents to justify searching a property last year.

Dozens of arrests by the Claremont Police Department were thrown out as a result of the charges against them.