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On Air News Read for May 11, 2017

As part of the Trump Administration’s ongoing effort to address the opioid crisis in America, Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Tom Price, M.D., was in the state yesterday to hear from local leaders, emergency services personnel and drug treatment and recovery providers.  He came right to Ground Zero in Manchester, stopping for a private session at the Central Fire Station to learn about the city’s efforts to combat the opioid epidemic.  Mayor Ted Gatsas was on hand as was Fire Chief Dan Goonan, Police Chief Nick Willard, Emergency Medical Services Officer Christopher Hickey and Governor Christopher Sununu, among...

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Hooksett Chief Bartlett on Soucy Case, Levasseur Controversy

(Hour 2b) Hooksett Police Chief Peter Bartlett joined us to discuss the William Soucy case, Joe Kelly Levasseurcontroversy and his department’s handling of the situation.  Levasseur has made several incendiary public comments about Soucy and the Hooksett PD (not to mention the Manchester PD) in the infamous domestic assault case. Tune in for Bartlett’s take andread the police report Levasseur blamed as a primary reason for Soucy’s acquittal. 04-08–2014 Hour...

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Ald. Joe Levasseur and the Investigation of MPD Officer William Soucy

July 31st was to be the day veteran Manchester Police Officer William Soucy, 52 of Hooksett, was to be arraigned in Hooksett District Court on a charge of simple assault against his former girlfriend Joni Nunn, 34 of Manchester.  Though Soucy waived  arraignment and awaits a trial date from the court, controversy continues to swirl around the investigation that led to his arrest, primarily over charges leveled by Manchester Alderman at-Large Joe Kelly Levasseur, who, in a very unusual move, has represented himself as the alleged victim’s attorney. It’s unusual for the victim of a crime to have an attorney as normally they are represented by the state, which is responsible to prosecute criminals on behalf of victims.  In statements made publicly, Levasseur says he got involved because the victim came to him complaining that the police were’t responding to her complaint.  He’s even gone so far as to claim that had he not threatened a lawsuit, Soucy wouldn’t have been arrested. Girard at Large received several “tips” on this story and was urged to investigate an alleged coverup attempt by both the Manchester and Hooksett police departments.  We did.  To underscore the importance of this story and the difference between what happened and the perception of some in the public about what happened, Girard at Large received criticism for an article published on July 28th, in our Weekly...

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