Police officer fired after faking report to get out of a meeting
FRYEBURG, Maine (AP)– A former police officer managed to get out of a meeting but it cost him his job.
As reported by the AP, a law enforcement oversight board made the choice to revoke Fryeburg Police Chief Joshua Potvin’s license after it was discovered that he faked a suspicious person report so he could get out of a meeting. This incident took place in February of 2020.
According to officials, Potvin’s phony report was born from a multi-step plan. He texted one of his officers, asking her to call him out of the meeting. He then took his cruiser and drove to the Fryeburg Fairgrounds.
The former officer then used the computer in his car to make a fraudulent report in the dispatch system, stating that he drove to the fairgrounds to investigate a suspicious person. He even entered a fairground employee’s license plate number into the system.
Potvin waived his right to appeal after resigning in 2020.
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