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State Police trooper suspended without pay for alleged lewd behavior at concert

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A State Police trooper was ordered suspended without pay Friday after a department hearing into allegations that he inappropriately exposed himself and punched a man at a Luke Bryan concert at Gillette Stadium on June 21, State Police said.

Andrew Patterson, 32, had been suspended with pay June 26. On Thursday, he was charged with lewd and lascivious conduct. State Police ordered him suspended without pay at an internal hearing Friday, spokesman David Procopio said in a statement.

“The State Police expect and demand that members abide by Departmental rules of conduct in their professional and personal lives, thus State Police Internal Affairs this summer opened investigations into off-duty conduct violations allegedly committed by Andrew Patterson,” Procopio said in a statement Thursday. “The internal investigation will continue as the criminal case proceeds.”


Globe correspondent Maria Lovato contributed to this report. Gal Tziperman Lotan can be reached at gal.lotan@globe.com or at 617-929-2043. Alyssa Lukpat can be reached atalyssa.lukpat@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @AlyssaLukpat.