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http://www.unionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=Rochester+demands+probe+of+state+police&articleId=10190316-3d63-4e9b-998d-78e2536ad60d

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... Heidi Piedmont, who said she witnessed the crash and its aftermath, previously told the New Hampshire Union Leader a similar story: that state troopers went through Rochester police's crime tape and were aggressive. She said the arguments became heated when Rochester police told the trooper he couldn't park where he had broken through the tape.

"It almost turned into a fist fight though and there were arguments all over between Rochester cops and state cops in different locations at the scene," Piedmont said ....
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Re: witnesses and police say state troopers were unprofessional to Rochester cops
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2009, 09:25 PM NHFT »

Rival blue-light-gangs meet on Rochester highway. Good thing they all are so concerned about "public safety" that they are willing to put themselves at such great risk. Oh wait a minute - - - the state blue-light-gang (Department of Safety  ::) ) - member started the whole problem here by putting the public at great risk and CAUSING the accident.
The story is FULL of great stuff:



Rochester demands probe of state police
By CLYNTON NAMUO
New Hampshire Union Leader Correspondent

ROCHESTER – The city police commission voted unanimously Wednesday night to ask the Department of Safety to investigate the conduct of state troopers at an accident scene on Route 125 last month involving a state police cruiser.

Commissioners said yesterday they were angry over reports from witnesses and police that state troopers were unprofessional toward Rochester officers.

State Trooper Peter Gilbert hit an SUV when he made a U-turn on Route 125 in pursuit of speeders the afternoon of Nov. 24. Rochester police arrived at the crash first and cordoned off the area with crime scene tape. Soon after, state police came too.

?State police cruiser crash closes Rochester section of Route 125 (51)

"All of a sudden this trooper goes whizzing right through, breaks through the tape and stops his car and, with a lot of aggression and with a lot of attitude, says, 'We're going to take over now,'" police Commissioner Al Bemis said yesterday of last month's crash, relaying information he heard from police and witnesses.

Heidi Piedmont, who said she witnessed the crash and its aftermath, previously told the New Hampshire Union Leader a similar story: that state troopers went through Rochester police's crime tape and were aggressive. She said the arguments became heated when Rochester police told the trooper he couldn't park where he had broken through the tape.

"It almost turned into a fist fight though and there were arguments all over between Rochester cops and state cops in different locations at the scene," Piedmont said.

Bemis and Rochester's two other police commissioners, Lucien Levesque and Jim McManus, said they want the conduct of state troopers investigated.

"As commissioners, our primary concern is what takes place with our officers," said Levesque, the commission's chairman. "We believe they're professional and well trained. We don't believe, from what we've heard of what went on, that they were treated professionally."

Bemis said he was also surprised that state police insisted on investigating a crash involving one of their own officers. He said when Rochester police are in an accident they call another police force to investigate.

Bemis said he has already spoken with state Department of Safety Assistant Commissioner Earl Sweeney and relayed his concerns. He said the commission is preparing to send a formal letter to Sweeney asking for a full investigation.

"This needs to be looked at and this needs to be addressed, and I want some type of response from the state police on what their policies are and what they intend to do about this matter," he said.

Sweeney and Col. Frederick Booth, the head of State Police, did not return messages yesterday.

Booth and Rochester police Chief David Dubois previously said disagreements at the accident scene were not as harsh as some witnesses described them, but they acknowledged there were some hard feelings.

Dubois said he called off his officers after speaking with Booth.

Booth said state police have a policy to investigate crashes involving state troopers.
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