Hooksett officer resigns to avoid criminal charges in state investigation

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HOOKSETT — A former Hooksett police officer has resigned from his position and relinquished his state certification to avoid criminal charges in a state investigation, according to a report from Patch.com.

Schleiden Meneide was under investigation by the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office for allegedly unlawfully acquiring and using information from the State Police On-Line Telecommunications System (SPOTS) for an improper purpose, said Michael Garrity, the director of communications.

The state entered into an agreement with Meneide in lieu of filing criminal charges against him. The agreement included Meneide resigning from the force and surrendering his certification, which will prevent him from being hired in New Hampshire and the United States.

Meneide also agreed not to seek any law enforcement position and not to challenge his placement on the Exculpatory Evidence Schedule, also known as the “Laurie List,” if the Hooksett Police Department determines that his conduct in this matter qualifies him for placement on the same.

The attorney general office’s file in this matter will remain open for a period of two years to monitor Meneide’s adherence to the terms and conditions of the agreement. If Meneide does not abide by the terms of the agreement, the attorney general’s office may bring forward criminal charges against him, Garrity said.

The case was investigated by the New Hampshire Department of Justice’s Public Integrity Unit.

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