Nearly a year after the Attorney General's Office started investigating his conduct, a former Claremont police officer was sentenced Thursday on charges related to falsifying documentation.
Attorney General Gordon MacDonald announced March 28, 2018, that he was investigating the conduct of former Claremont Police Sgt. Ian Kibbe and Officer Mark Burch.
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Claremont Police Chief Mark Chase had alleged that Kibbe and Burch had falsified documentation related to a search in late February 2018.
Kibbe was sentenced to jail time in January.
Burch, 32, of Claremont, pleaded guilty Thursday in the Sullivan County Superior Court on one charge of unsworn falsification.
Burch was sentenced to 12 months at the Sullivan County House of Corrections, all of which is suspended for a period of two years.
The sentence also requires Burch to be on good behavior and to perform 100 hours of community service in the next six months.
Burch was also ordered not to seek employment in law enforcement in New Hampshire in the future.
Claremont police said in May that dozens of arrests were called into question after the investigation was opened.
Officials said 20 cases involving Kibbe and Burch were dropped.