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Council votes to let New Boston police chief go

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KTBS 3 News has learned that the New Boston City Council has voted to let go of their police chief.

The decision to let Chief Kerry Pinkham was made Monday evening. Council members called a "no confidence" vote after receiving several complaints from citizens about the police department's lack of response and the on-going drug problem within the city.

Pinkham had invested 41 years in the police department.

During the meeting, Pinkham thanked his supporters for allowing him to serve the community.

"I knew it was a waste of time to go in there to defend myself, I was more interested in defending my honor to the people who knew me and I cared about," said Pinkham.

Lieutenant Paul Porter, who has been with the department for 42 years, has been named interim chief.

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