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Graphic Photos Sent by Ex-Glastonbury Chief Released

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    Glastonbury Police Chief resigns amid email scandal (Published Friday, Dec. 23, 2016)

    There new details about the graphic emails that led to the sudden retirement of the Glastonbury police chief.

    More than a dozen pictures of naked women were contained in a packet of paperwork provided to NBC Connecticut through the State's Freedom of Information law but were too graphic to share.

    NBC Connecticut cannot show viewers the 22 images of nude or nearly naked women contained in an envelope provided by the Glastonbury town manager's office.

    They were sent over email and Police Chief David Caron admits to forwarding to friends from his town issued email account.

    The controversial emails prompted Caron to retire effective on Dec. 23, 2016.

    Caron declined speaking with NBC Connecticut at the police station.

    Friday was the Director of Police Services Thomas Sweeney's first day back on the force

    A familiar face here in Glastonbury, Sweeney retired as chief in 2012, with Caron as his second in command for twelve years.

    Telling us Caron's judgment then was 'excellent'

    Sweeney doesn't want to look back at these recent issues, his concern he says is the department going forward.

    “This is the third department I've headed; this is an absolutely outstanding department. The officers have always done an excellent job ad are well respected in the community. The incident is unfortunate. Chief Caron admitted this was a lapse in judgment. He has an outstanding 40-year career otherwise."

    Town manager Richard Johnson wouldn't elaborate on the conversation he had with Caron prior to his final departure today.

    But added the three recipients of the emails are not employees of the town. One, according to Sweeney is a retired police officer.

    Johnson says he's disappointed and saddened, and the town is doing its best to provide its support to the department.

    Asking that we not forget Chief Caron's four decades of his career devoted to law enforcement.

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