Oxford County, Maine

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Police chiefs say sentences too lax

by Matthew Daigle, staff writer Sun Journal Oct. 18, 2017

PARIS — Oxford County commissioners met Tuesday morning with police chiefs from three municipalities and the Oxford County sheriff for a general discussion on law enforcement issues.

Sheriff Wayne Gallant Commissioner David Duguay
Sheriff Wayne Gallant presented his budget at the Oct. 17 budget hearing. At right, Commissioner David Duguay.

Rumford Police Chief Stacy Carter said he feels there is “not nearly enough accountability to the suspects that are perpetrating crimes” in the River Valley.

“There’s not a strong message that their actions won’t be tolerated,” Carter said. “I see in the newspaper all of the dismissals that occur. We need more accountability. There are too many repeat offenders because they’re only getting a slap on the hand.”

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