In his response to the appeal, Chief Durham stated, “There was no ‘Ex Parte’ contact with the panel members following the hearing.” He explained that, according to Inspector Michael Eldridge, director of the disciplinary branch, Cmdr. Kucik inquired after the hearing about the process of adding an additional charge “if the panel determined the [officer] made untruthful statements during the hearing.”
“Otherwise, Inspector Eldridge provided no additional information to the panel that was used to influence their findings,” he said.
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