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    A Manchester, New Hampshire police sergeant has been placed on leave pending an internal investigation into allegations of misconduct.

    Authorities said Sgt. Eric Knight, a 21-year veteran of the department, was placed on paid administrative leave July 16.

    On July 12, Manchester Police Chief Carlo Capano said he was notified by the Hillsborough County Attorney’s Office about potential officer misconduct.

    Knight will remain on paid leave pending the outcome of the internal affairs and criminal investigations.

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    Christopher Lee Watts was charged with five counts of murder Monday for the deaths of his wife Shanann Watts and their two daughters Bella and Celeste. Watts had initially pleaded publicly that his wife and daughters had gone missing. Their bodies were discovered on the property of the oil and natural gas company Watts worked for. The D.A. said that it's "too early" to discuss whether prosecutors would seek the death penalty.

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    No further information, including the nature of the allegations, was available.

    It's unclear if he has an attorney.

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