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Sunshine Week: Nashua PD complies with Laurie List rules

NASHUA – Nashua is one of a handful of New Hampshire police departments to comply with new guidelines from the Attorney General’s Office on the Exculpatory Evidence Schedule.

“When the Attorney General puts out something, we follow it,” said Nashua Police Chief Andrew Lavoie.

Issued last year, the Exculpatory Evidence Schedule guidelines are an updated version of the so-called Laurie List requirements. Under the expanded guidelines, police chiefs must report officers who have been found to lack credibility, use excessive force, fail to comply with legal procedures, or exhibit mental illness or instability to their County Attorneys. The County Attorneys in turn make that information available to the Attorney General’s’ Office

This information must be disclosed to defense attorneys in cases where an officer on the list was part of the investigation.

The Telegraph obtained a copy of the Attorney General’s list through a Right to Know request. The list provided to The Telegraph redacts information that could identify the officer.

Read the full article in the Telegraph of Nashua here.

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