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Merrimack Valley

November 21, 2013

Fired Lawrence policeman foundnot guilty in Florida child rape case


Gonzalez was also the subject of a possible sexual assault on a minor in Newton, N.H. At that time, the Rockingham County attorney’s office determined there was not sufficient evidence to bring charges forward.

In December, after the investigation into the Florida case was launched, Gonzalez was placed on paid administrative leave. He stayed on the payroll until July 1, after the N.H. indictment, when he was fired by Mayor William Lantigua.

Then, in August, the city rejected a plea from the Lawrence Patrolmen’s Union to reinstate Gonzalez to job. The union had filed a grievance, saying Gonzalez should be suspended without pay until the charges against him are heard.

Detective Alan Andrews, union president, declined comment for this story yesterday.

Follow staff reporter Jill Harmacinski on Twitter @EagleTribJill.

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