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Redding officials to review draft report on Police Chief conduct

A draft report by an attorney hired to investigate the Redding Police response to a suicide case will be reviewed by the Board of Selectmen on Monday. 

 

Police Chief Douglas Fuchs has been on administrative leave since Redding was served with a lawsuit by the family of Peter Valenti.  His relatives claim Peter's life could have been saved in April 2016 if officers checked his vital signs and allege that Fuchs kept a medical technician from inspecting the body because it was a crime scene.  Medics did find signs of cardiac activity, but Valenti could not be revived at the hospital. 

 

First Selectman Julia Pemberton told the Newstimes that the draft report will be reviewed with the town's attorney in executive session during Monday's Board of Selectmen meeting.  She does not expect action to be taken on the report, which won't be released to the public until it's final.