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Residents voice support for embattled Ashland police chief

ASHLAND — About 100 people crammed into Ashland’s Town Hall Wednesday night to protest the ouster of a police chief who they see as a scapegoat for bigger problems in the department.

Scott Rohmer was placed on paid administrative leave Monday by Town Manager Anthony Schiavi, who has been on the job only a week. Schiavi, who is charged with untangling a Police Department mired in legal disputes and infighting, said the town will look for a replacement.

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