SEP 14 2016
Gloucester Police Department
David Quinn, Acting Chief
197 Main St.
Gloucester , MA 01930
Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016
Statement of the Gloucester Police Department
GLOUCESTER — Acting Police Chief David Quinn issues the following statement:
“Last week, I was notified that Chief Leonard Campanello would be taking personal time away from the police department, and I was named acting chief because Assistant Chief John McCarthy is on vacation out of the country.
Yesterday, Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken notified the Gloucester Police Department that Chief Campanello has been placed on indefinite administrative leave, pending the outcome of an investigation initiated by the city. I am unable to comment on that investigation or what it entails.
“However, I want to assure our residents, business owners, and visitors that the Gloucester Police Department is fully operational. The work of the department continues, and the safety of all is our mission and number one concern.
“The Gloucester Police Department ANGEL Initiative continues unchanged. The Gloucester Police Department received a participant on Tuesday evening, and the program remains open and able to place participants into recovery programs.
“Assistant Chief McCarthy will return to work on Thursday and assume the role of Acting Chief at that time.
“On behalf of the entire Gloucester Police Department, I offer my sincere thanks to everyone for their patience and understanding at this time.”
Members of the media have also requested information regarding Sgt. Det. Sean Connors. The Gloucester Police Department can confirm that he has been placed on administrative leave effective Sept. 8. The department does not comment on personnel matters.