August 14, 2008
MONT VERNON — Selectmen hope to have a new police chief by Nov 15, according to the chairman of the board.
But Chairman Jack Esposito said Nov. 15 was a target date and not a firm deadline.
The three-member board accepted Chief Rick Brougham’s resignation at their meeting Monday night.
Brougham submitted his resignation Friday. He had returned to active duty at the end of July after having been on paid leave since early June.
Selectmen put him on paid leave after New Boston’s police department charged him with violating a restraining order filed by his estranged wife. Brougham, 43, lives in New Boston.
But several weeks after the arrest, New Boston Police Chief Christopher Krajenka dropped the charge and apologized to Brougham and his family after learning that the court had never issued a no-contact order against the Mont Vernon chief.
Cpl. Aaron Daigneault will be in charge of the police, said Esposito.