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Inquiries preceded Hanson police chief’s departure

HANSON — Before he resigned to avoid likely dismissal, Hanson’s police chief, Edward Savage, was being investigated on a raft of allegations — including charges that he tried to quash a high school bullying complaint and inflated the small town’s crime statistics for seven years to boost his image.

The investigation, details of which were released by town officials on Wednesday, also looked into accusations that Savage used his officers to do college coursework he needed to get additional pay from the town, and allowed a local mechanic to work at the police station on private cars, including one owned by the chief.

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