Police Commission Accepts Retirement of Captain

A Portsmouth, New Hampshire, police captain is retiring days after a separation agreement was approved calling for the city's current police chief to resign.

The Portsmouth Herald reports the Police Commission on Monday announced it accepted the retirement of Capt. Michael Schwartz, effective Nov. 16.

Schwartz played a role in a case involving the estate of Geraldine Webber, who left most of her $2.7 million estate to now-fired police Sgt. Aaron Goodwin. That inheritance was overturned by a judge, who ruled that Goodwin exerted undue influence over Webber and that police failed to protect her.

Several police officials testified that Schwartz was designated to be Webber's personal police contact.

Schwartz was also named as a $25,000 beneficiary in Webber's final will and trust.

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