Saturday, October 30, 2004

Bad Cop, No Donut


Manchester officer suspended

By: Max Heuer, Journal Inquirer
October 30, 2004

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MANCHESTER - Police arrested one of their own Friday afternoon following a citizen complaint that the patrol officer stole a highly controlled narcotic medication, police said.

Patrol Officer Ryan Case, 31, of Windsor, was arrested while on-duty Friday, culminating a weeklong investigation.

Case was suspended from the force with pay, pending the outcome of his criminal case and an internal investigation, police said.

"I never would have guessed," said Captain Marc Montminy.

"It's one of those individuals that wouldn't have struck me. Otherwise, he kind of just melted into the rest of the crowd."

"I don't think he was a standout in any particular way, pro or con," he said.

A person Montminy described as Case's "friend" complained to police a week ago. The drug was a narcotic derivative, Montminy said, but didn't specify further. Case joined the force three years ago and has had only minor disciplinary issues, Montminy said.

"Nothing that rises to the level of a criminal act," he said.

"Late for work one day, typical day-to-day stuff. He's never been involved in a serious incident that I'm aware of."

"Until the citizen brought that issue to our attention, we did not suspect he was involved in anything like this," he said.

Case is charged with larceny, possession of narcotics, and failure to keep narcotics in an original container.

Police said the ongoing investigation may result in additional charges.

Case was released Friday night on a bond. His court date and the size of the bond weren't immediately available.

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