Two stories from New England sent to me by Clarice – one recent and the other from spring of last year:
A CT newspaper received records via FOIA request pertaining to the November 2013 firing of an ACO in Stonington. The sordid and somewhat confusing story behind the termination includes an allegation that former ACO Rae Jean Davis was stealing kittens from the shelter for her own personal rescue organization, of which she was the sole member. When police investigators asked her about the rescue, she reportedly responded with an array of lies.
An ACO in Chittenden County, Vermont was spending some of his on-duty time offering women $20 to show him their breasts. When police confronted 69 year old Gary Francis Sr. with the allegations in April 2013, he quit his job. He was initially charged with two misdemeanor counts of prohibited acts while on duty but in May, he pleaded no contest to one count of a prohibited act. Mr. Francis received a $100 fine.