Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald announces that the Attorney General’s Office has
opened a criminal investigation into the conduct of Ian Kibbe and Mark Burch of the Claremont Police Department.
This investigation was initiated based on information received on March 15, 2018, from
Claremont Police Chief Mark Chase. The focus of the investigation concerns allegations that while acting in their capacity as police officers, Kibbe and Burch falsified documentation related to a search that occurred in late February, 2018.
Because this is an ongoing criminal investigation, no further information will be provided at this time. Additional information will be provided when possible, consistent with our obligation to ensure the integrity of the investigation.
All individuals are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty of a charged offense.