Wrong-way driving state trooper fired
BOSTON (WHDH) -- The state trooper accused of driving the wrong way on Memorial Drive has been terminated.
The Massachusetts State Police released the following on Wednesday:
“The Massachusetts State Police on Tuesday terminated Trooper Adam Paicos. The termination comes as a result of information developed during a State Police Internal Affairs administrative investigation into Paicos actions on two separate dates within the past three months. In April, Paicos was observed while off-duty driving the wrong way on Memorial Drive in Cambridge. On a date in May, Paicos was observed by a senior command officer engaged in further conduct unbecoming a state trooper, also while off-duty. Paicos was still on probationary employment status when the incidents occurred. The internal investigation into the Memorial Drive incident is ongoing.
Additionally, the Massachusetts State Police on Tuesday terminated Trooper David Lemar after an Internal Affairs investigation sustained numerous charges against him. Lemars termination comes after the administrative investigation sustained charges of unbecoming conduct; neglect of duty; unsatisfactory performance; use of department equipment for non-job related purposes; and lack of truthfulness. State Police began an internal investigation into Lemars actions in 2010 after state, federal, and local authorities investigated accusations of wrongdoing at spas in southeastern Massachusetts. Lemar has been suspended without pay since that time. Lemar is not presently charged criminally.
Colonel Marian J. McGovern, superintendent of Department, issued the following statement: Being a Massachusetts state trooper carries a responsibility for the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior. When a department member fails to meet those standards, we investigate thoroughly and, if warranted, discipline accordingly. Yesterdays terminations came as a result of our investigations determining that neither former trooper was fit to serve in the manner we demand and that the citizens of the Commonwealth deserve.
The Department of State Police will have no further comment on these terminations.”