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    State Trooper Discharged Over Prior Drug Operation

    Massachusetts State Police say a trooper has been dishonorably discharged because she did not disclose her involvement in a drug dealing operation during her hiring process.

    (Published Friday, Aug. 24, 2018)

    A Massachusetts State Police trooper has been dishonorably discharged after the department said she did not disclose her past involvement in a drug dealing operation before joining the force.

    State police say Leigha Genduso, a member of the K9 unit, provided untruthful information during her hiring process, concealing her own drug use and her participation in dealing narcotics.

    Genduso resigned during the termination process, but state police issued her a dishonorable discharge.

    Police claim Genduso made false statements on her job application and never disclosed to any member of the department that she had been involved in the operation.

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    No specific allegations against Genduso were revealed by the department.

    "Under the leadership of Col. Kerry Gilpin, the Massachusetts State Police recently created a new checklist for the background check process, and broadened the questionnaire for recruit candidates to include questions about involvement in any criminal investigation, even if the candidate was not charged with a crime," state police spokesperson Dave Procopio said in a statement.

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