- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

WEARE, N.H. (AP) - The Board of Selectmen in Weare, New Hampshire, has accepted the resignation of its police chief following accusations that he assaulted his personal assistant, with whom he had an affair.

John Velleca had been on leave since the accusations were made public last month.

WMUR-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1t7Mnj4) the board met Monday. There was little discussion, with members saying they really had no choice.

Deputy Chief Sean Kelly is heading up the department as the town searches for a new chief.

Last week, state Attorney General Joseph Foster said there’s not enough evidence to bring a criminal charge against Velleca, who was accused of assaulting administrative assistant Jennifer Posteraro. Foster noted inconsistencies in Posteraro’s stories but also said Velleca’s credibility was tainted because his story changed.

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Information from: WMUR-TV, https://wmur.com


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