35 of Manchester ex-officer’s cases to be dropped

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New Hampshire Union Leader Former Manchester police officer Darren Murphy was involved in the case of Amanda Montplaisir. Facing drug charges that could have netted her 15 years, she accepted a plea bargain Tuesday of seven months in jail. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)

MANCHESTER — Prosecutors will have to drop 35 pending felony drug cases — some involving allegations of significant trafficking in fentanyl and heroin — that involved Darren Murphy, the undercover Manchester police detective who was fired in early February for unspecified misconduct, according to Hillsborough County Attorney Dennis Hogan.

Hogan said his office is also reviewing another 34 convictions that relied on investigations involving Murphy, but no decisions have been made about what to do with those.

Hogan said he informed Manchester police of the news last week.

“Just to lose one case for something that didn’t need to happen, I would call it painful,” Hogan said. “Every case has a lot of work go into it.”Hogan provided the New Hampshire Union Leader with notes that identify the cases that prosecutors won’t proceed with. Prosecutors have not dropped all cases as of yet, according to court records.Several are high-profile cases. They include:• Christina Stratton, who was arrested in […]

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35 of Manchester ex-officer’s cases to be dropped

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New Hampshire Union Leader Former Manchester police officer Darren Murphy was involved in the case of Amanda Montplaisir. Facing drug charges that could have netted her 15 years, she accepted a plea bargain Tuesday of seven months in jail. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)

MANCHESTER — Prosecutors will have to drop 35 pending felony drug cases — some involving allegations of significant trafficking in fentanyl and heroin — that involved Darren Murphy, the undercover Manchester police detective who was fired in early February for unspecified misconduct, according to Hillsborough County Attorney Dennis Hogan.

Hogan said his office is also reviewing another 34 convictions that relied on investigations involving Murphy, but no decisions have been made about what to do with those.

Hogan said he informed Manchester police of the news last week.

“Just to lose one case for something that didn’t need to happen, I would call it painful,” Hogan said. “Every case has a lot of work go into it.”Hogan provided the New Hampshire Union Leader with notes that identify the cases that prosecutors won’t proceed with. Prosecutors have not dropped all cases as of yet, according to court records.Several are high-profile cases. They include:• Christina Stratton, who was arrested in […]

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35 of Manchester ex-officer’s cases to be dropped

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New Hampshire Union Leader Former Manchester police officer Darren Murphy was involved in the case of Amanda Montplaisir. Facing drug charges that could have netted her 15 years, she accepted a plea bargain Tuesday of seven months in jail. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)

MANCHESTER — Prosecutors will have to drop 35 pending felony drug cases — some involving allegations of significant trafficking in fentanyl and heroin — that involved Darren Murphy, the undercover Manchester police detective who was fired in early February for unspecified misconduct, according to Hillsborough County Attorney Dennis Hogan.

Hogan said his office is also reviewing another 34 convictions that relied on investigations involving Murphy, but no decisions have been made about what to do with those.

Hogan said he informed Manchester police of the news last week.

“Just to lose one case for something that didn’t need to happen, I would call it painful,” Hogan said. “Every case has a lot of work go into it.”Hogan provided the New Hampshire Union Leader with notes that identify the cases that prosecutors won’t proceed with. Prosecutors have not dropped all cases as of yet, according to court records.Several are high-profile cases. They include:• Christina Stratton, who was arrested in […]

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Newspapers call their archives the morgue. I love that. This is probably because so many stories were about murder and crime. I'm archiving the present state of crime, punishment and journalism. I love true crime stories. Join me as I curate and collect the best current cases. Additionally, we'll review past crimes that intrigued and fascinated the public. It's murder and mayhem for the masses.

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35 of Manchester ex-officer’s cases to be dropped

Home | Crime

New Hampshire Union Leader Former Manchester police officer Darren Murphy was involved in the case of Amanda Montplaisir. Facing drug charges that could have netted her 15 years, she accepted a plea bargain Tuesday of seven months in jail. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)

MANCHESTER — Prosecutors will have to drop 35 pending felony drug cases — some involving allegations of significant trafficking in fentanyl and heroin — that involved Darren Murphy, the undercover Manchester police detective who was fired in early February for unspecified misconduct, according to Hillsborough County Attorney Dennis Hogan.

Hogan said his office is also reviewing another 34 convictions that relied on investigations involving Murphy, but no decisions have been made about what to do with those.

Hogan said he informed Manchester police of the news last week.

“Just to lose one case for something that didn’t need to happen, I would call it painful,” Hogan said. “Every case has a lot of work go into it.”Hogan provided the New Hampshire Union Leader with notes that identify the cases that prosecutors won’t proceed with. Prosecutors have not dropped all cases as of yet, according to court records.Several are high-profile cases. They include:• Christina Stratton, who was arrested in […]

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Newspapers call their archives the morgue. I love that. This is probably because so many stories were about murder and crime. I'm archiving the present state of crime, punishment and journalism. I love true crime stories. Join me as I curate and collect the best current cases. Additionally, we'll review past crimes that intrigued and fascinated the public. It's murder and mayhem for the masses.

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