Investigation into Gloucester Police chief handed over to AG

GLOUCESTER (WHDH) - Officials from the Essex District Attorney’s Office have completed its review of the materials in connection with an investigation into former Gloucester Police Chief Leonard Campanello, Sgt. Sean Conners.

The Gloucester Police Department and has turned the matter over to the Attorney General and the United States Attorney.

“After a careful review of the materials and discussions with Attorney General Healey, US Attorney Ortiz and their staffs, I believe that, with their combined resources, they are best able to investigate these matters,” District Attorney Blodgett said.  “Both agencies have agreed to work together and the Essex District Attorney’s Office will no longer be involved in any aspect of this matter.”

Gloucester requested assistance from the Essex District Attorney’s Office in investigating the reported disappearance of former Chief Campanello’s city-owned cell phone.

Campanello announced his retirement in early October.

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