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Attorney General and U.S. Attorney to Take Over Gloucester Police Chief Case

The police chief was fired for lying to investigators about relations outside of work



    Leonard Campanello, the police chief of Gloucester, Massachusetts, was terminated on Monday amid an investigation into "disturbing allegations," the city's mayor announced. (Published Monday, Oct. 3, 2016)

    The Essex District Attorney's Office will turn over the investigation into the Gloucester Police Chief to the Attorney General Office and the office of the United State Attorney.

    According to the district attorney's office, the case against Gloucester Police Chief Leonard Campanello will no longer be investigated by their office.

    The district attorney's office said, "After a careful review of the materials and discussions with Attorney General Healey, US Attorney Ortiz and their staffs, I believe that, with their combined resources, they are best able to investigate these matters."

    Gloucester Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken released a statement informing the public her office intends "to continue to fully cooperate with state and federal authorities."

    Chief Campanello was fired after distributing allegations about his relationship with two women outside of work came to light.

    Campanello also allegedly lied to investigators.

    He was placed on paid leave until he formally retires on Jan. 3, 2017.

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