Oct 20, 2015 11:26 AM
Portsmouth City Council not to disclose police chief separation agreement
The Associated Press
PORTSMOUTH (AP) — The Portsmouth City Council has voted not to discuss a proposed separation agreement for its police chief.
The Portsmouth Herald reports Mayor Robert Lister made the motion for the council not to discuss the agreement, which he proposed last week. The agreement would have given Chief Stephen DuBois six months of severance pay as long as he resigned on Nov. 1.
The Police Commission is now scheduled to act on the matter Tuesday.
DuBois declined to comment on the vote, saying he's in the midst of negotiations.
He is named in a lawsuit filed by a former officer who claims he was placed under a gag order for giving an interview last year about a now-fired police sergeant.