Former Claremont, New Hampshire police sergeant Ian Kibbe is charged with counts of conspiracy to commit perjury and attempt perjury, and two counts of falsification and obstructing government administration. The charges stem from an alleged illegal search and falsifying his report. Kibbe was offered a plea that was not made public, and he turned it down. Judge Brian Tucker scheduled jury selection for Kibbe’s trial to start on December 3, 2018. Trial is anticipated to last two days.
The 30-year old Kibbe was arrested in April after an investigation by the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office. He was released on a $5,000 cash bail.
Kibbe’s partner, Mark Burch, was also investigated. Burch had been on the force for less than a year. Their employment with the Claremont police force ended in March. Claremont Police Captain Brent Wilmont, Chase Police Captain Alex Lee, and New Hampshire State Trooper Eric Fosterling took part in reporting that Kibbe and Burch might have engaged in criminal conduct. Trooper Fosterling is a former police office in Claremont. Read the rest of this entry
New Hampshire’s State Motto is “Live Free or Die.” New Hampshire’s citizens demonstrated their progressive stance in a case regarding taking selfie’s in polling places. New Hampshire passed a law banning it, and the citizens took the case to federal court. Attorney David Allen explains the case.
Before 18-year old Paul O’Neal was chased by Chicago police officers and killed by a gunshot in the back, there was another car chase on the East Coast.
It happened on May 11, 2016. The car chase lasted for about an hour and stretched from Massachusetts to New Hampshire. At times it exceeded 100 mph. The driver was 50-year old Richard Simone of Worchester, MA. He had warrants for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, larceny, and failure to stop for officers. The failure to stop for officers charge was because 3 days before May 11, 2016, Richard Simone led the police on another chase and rammed his truck into an officer’s vehicle.
On May 11, 2016, Simone’s truck struck a police vehicle during the chase, and at one point, officers put out sticks causing Simone to hit a telephone pole. He drove down a dead-end street where he finally stopped. Richard got out of his truck with his hands up, and laid face down on the ground. Officers then proceeded to beat Richard. The chase was shown live by several news helicopters, including the beating. Read the rest of this entry