Sep 28, 2015 9:59 PM
PORTSMOUTH - In the latest fall out surrounding a former Portsmouth police officer being named in a will to receive millions of dollars, the chief of police has resigned.
According to Seacoast Online, Stephen DuBois and Portsmouth police reached an agreement that was announced Monday night at the Police Commission meeting.
DuBois is currently a defendant in a civil suit filed by former officer John Connors. Connors alleged DuBois placed him under a gag order after an interview with the Portsmouth Herald in which Connors said now-fired Sgt. Aaron Goodwin visited an elderly woman more than 100 times before she died. The woman, Geraldine Webber, left Goodwin a $2.7 million inheritance that was recently revoked.
According to Seacoast Online, the agreement reached between DuBois and the city's police department states he is resigning voluntarily but will serve with full authority for the next six months. The separation agreement also states the commission cannot discuss DuBois' resignation other than what is stated in a press release.
The agreement will keep DuBois a certified police officer in New Hampshire unless he breaches any regulations set in his resignation. The agreement is not effective for seven days and until then, it can be revoked.
Several members of the public showed up with signs supporting the chief. DuBois' resignation would be effective March 28.
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