Portsmith official sued for trying to silence a $2.3 million whistleblower

MaryGSykes.com

http://www.unionleader.com/article/20150715/NEWS21/150719486

some important excerpts:

CONCORD – Auxiliary  Portsmouth police officer John Connors is suing city officials, including the police chief, alleging they violated his free speech rights by placing him under a gag order after he blew the whistle on the allegedly unethical activities by a Portsmouth police detective who inherited the bulk of the multi-million dollar estate of Connors’ elderly next door neighbor. – See more at: http://www.unionleader.com/article/20150715/NEWS21/150719486#sthash.j8LtHxk9.dpuf
On Oct. 18, 2010, Connors brought his concerns to then-police chief Lou Ferland but the chief told him he should stay out of it, according to the lawsuit. He then told DuBois, who at the time was deputy chief, but he did not respond, according to the lawsuit.

Next, Connors stopped at the home of Commissioner John Russo, who lived near him, and told him of his concerns. “I was wondering where all the police cruisers were going,” Russo responded. Russo…

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