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Report: Ex-Salisbury Chief Traded Money, Drugs For Sex

SALISBURY (AP) - An outside investigator says in a report that Salisbury's former police chief exchanged money and drugs for sex with women facing criminal charges, took "trophies" from crime scenes and committed other violations.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Doug Cope reports


The 31-page report was released at the selectman's meeting on Monday less than a week after former Chief David L'Esperance resigned.

The investigator, hired by the town manager after allegations of misconduct against L'Esperance were uncovered, was a former Massachusetts police chief.

WBZ-TV's Peg Rusconi reports.

Town Manager Neil Harrington tells The Newburyport Daily News that if he had not already resigned, L'Esperance would be fired.

He says the report will be passed on to other law enforcement authorities.

L'Esperance did not attend Monday's meeting and listed phone numbers for him were out of service Tuesday.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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