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CLAREMONT, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire police department has thrown out at least 20 cases that involved two former officers accused of falsifying reports related to a search.

Claremont Police Chief Mark Chase tells the Valley News the number of cases is expected to climb as he looks at arrests made by former officers Ian Kibbe and Mark Burch.

Court documents say the 30-year-old Kibbe was charged last week with lying about how he discovered weapons during an arrest earlier this year. A state trooper raised concerns about the legality of the search and Burch told investigators that reports were falsified.

Burch hasn’t been charged with any crimes.

The New Hampshire attorney general’s office also is reviewing Kibbe’s 2016 fatal shooting of 25-year-old Cody LaFont, which it had determined was legally justified.


Information from: Lebanon Valley News,