MANCHESTER, NH – A longtime Manchester police officer who has led the city’s K9 unit has been suspended pending an investigation into misconduct.
The Manchester Police Department announced the action via a press release issued Aug. 6 of the internal affairs investigation into allegations of misconduct by Manchester Police Sgt. Eric Knight.
Chief Carlo Capano initiated an internal affairs investigation regarding Knight, a 21-year veteran officer in July of 2018 as soon as he was contacted about potential officer misconduct, as alleged by the Hillsborough County Attorney’s Office.
Chief Capano was notified of the alleged misconduct regarding Sgt. Knight on July 12, 2018 and verified a criminal investigation on July 16, 2018 at which time Sgt. Knight was immediately placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the internal affairs and criminal investigations.
Both the Hillsborough County Attorney’s Office and U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Hampshire have initiated a criminal probe into the allegations concerning Sergeant Knight.
No further details were released by Manchester police.