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Police chief resigns, allegedly said he'd drop charges in exchange for "nude photo opp," N.H. officials say

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(CBS/AP) NEW LONDON, N.H. - A New Hampshire police chief has resigned after he allegedly told a woman he would drop charges against her, if she allowed him to photograph her nude, officials said Thursday.

The attorney general's office said it received a complaint about New London Police Chief David Seastrand on March 6 from a woman who was arrested a few days earlier. The woman said Seastrand indicated that the charges would be dropped if she let him take the nude photos.

The attorney general's office said it will not bring charges against Seastrand, who agreed to resign and permanently relinquish his certification as a police officer.

The Concord Monitor reports that Seastrand, a 27-year veteran, told town officials Monday that he planned to retire later this month but did not give a reason.

  • Crimesider Staff

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