- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

HILLSBORO, N.H. (AP) - The chief of the troubled Weare Police Department is expected in court to argue against a restraining order issued after a subordinate accused him of shoving her to the ground.

John Velleca (vuh-LEH’-kuh) has been on leave since the accusations were made public last month. His personal assistant says she had a brief affair with the married chief and that he became angry after she told his wife about it.

She says he came to her Hillsboro home uninvited on Sept. 11, grabbed her cellphone and pushed her several times as she was talking to his wife.

Velleca, who took over the department in November after the fatal shooting of a drug suspect by police, has not commented on the accusations.

A hearing is set for Wednesday in Hillsboro.

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