May 2, 2015 3:05 PM

Manchester police give perspective on police conduct

Manchester Assistant Police Chief Nick Willard expressed some frustration earlier this week about how some police officers act while on the job.

"What angers me is that given how bad it is some of our cops are still acting like meatheads. It's mind boggling," Willard said.

On Friday, six Baltimore police officers were charged in connection with Freddie Gray's death. Gray was severely injured while in police custody and later died at the hospital. The incident sparked several protests and civil arrest in Baltimore during the week.

"Look at all the vitriol that we're experiencing nationwide. Some of it is warranted. Some of the things that I have seen they anger me but it's so few and far between," Willard said.

Manchester, like most communities in New Hampshire, has a police department tasked with protecting and serving its citizens. They put their life on the line everyday at work. The Freddie Gray case in Baltimore is the latest in a string of police-related incidents that have caused protests. Some residents we spoke with in Manchester say they know every situation is different.

"Some cops are good and some cops were good people, and they got tired of seeing a lot of bad people. Now they're not very good cops anymore," said Manchester resident Sarah Roehl.

"I just hope that justice is served," said Manchester resident Charmine Preston.


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