For Immediate Release
December 9, 2013
Jane E. Young, Associate Attorney General
Criminal Justice Bureau
Attorney General Joseph A. Foster announces that an investigation has been completed into allegations made against former New London Police Chief David Seastrand. On March 6, 2013, a complaint was made with the Attorney General's Office regarding then Chief Seastrand's interaction with an adult female. On April 4, 2013, Seastrand resigned his position as the New London Chief of Police and relinquished his certification as a police officer. Given this resolution, the State's investigation was concluded and criminal charges were not brought in regard to Seastrand's conduct.
On April 5, 2013, the Attorney General's Office was notified of additional complaints against Seastrand made by three women. One adult female reported sexual contact with Seastrand while he was working as Chief of the New London Police. A second adult female reported that Seastrand paid her speeding ticket with a check, believed to be a money order, in exchange for her posing for Seastrand in lingerie. And, a third adult female reported that Seastrand offered her cash in exchange for taking photographs of her, an offer that she did not accept. Based on these complaints, a second investigation was initiated.
After thoroughly investigating each complaint, it was determined that the allegations, while disturbing, did not rise to the level of criminal conduct. Moreover each of the alleged instances involved actions by Seastrand in his personal capacity, and did not purport to be acts of his office. Given that Seastrand resigned from his position and permanently relinquished his certification as a police officer, there is no further employment action that could be taken against him for his reported conduct with these three complainants. For these reasons, the State's investigation is concluded and criminal charges will not be brought against Seastrand regarding these allegations.
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