MILLINOCKET — The town manager has dismissed the harassment complaint against the police chief and in response, the union for the police department is asking the town council to step in.
The union representative for Deputy Police Chief Janet Theriault, who filed an 85-page complaint against Police Chief Craig Worster claiming workplace harassment, said Town Manager John Davis should not be the judge of this matter.
Davis declined to comment Thursday and referred all questions to his personal attorney, who is also representing Worster.
Bangor attorney Laurence Willey of Willey Law declined to comment but did provide a statement released by Worster saying he did no wrong.
“After a lengthy, thorough and independent investigation, it was determined that I engaged in no misconduct,” Worster said.
Union representative Lorne Smith responded with an email saying, “The council needs to intervene and have a disinterested third party conduct an investigation to truly bring this matter to a close.”
Worcester was hired as the chief in April 2019 and since then, nine of the 10 officers within Millinocket s department have left.
Theriault has been with the Millinocket Police Department since 2004 and is the first woman to hold the rank of deputy chief. She has been on leave since filing the complaint in early February.