Cop Watch

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Salem Police Officer Arrested In Massachusetts

LAWRENCE, Mass. -- A Salem, N.H., police officer who was demoted last year for repeatedly being at home while on duty has been arrested in Massachusetts.

Kenneth Mulchahey, 42, was charged with trying to grab a cell phone from a teenager's waist, refusing to cooperate with police and bumping an officer with his car door as he tried to drive away.

Court documents say Mulchahey asked Massachusetts officers not to charge him because it would ruin his career. He was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and two counts of assault.

After arraignment on Tuesday in Lawrence District Court, Mulchahey's lawyer said the officer plans to deny the charges. He is on paid administrative leave.