Letter: New London lessons
It is amazing to me is how former New London police chief David Seastrand, a man with such a low caliber of characteristics, ever got to be a police chief in the first place.
He used his title to satisfy his deviant appetite, not caring who or how many he hurt on his way down. His job was to find and punish criminals, not to be one.
These three women should have come forward at the time. When this kind of conduct is shoved under the rug and never reported, it allows this sick person to continue hurting innocent people. These kind of acts can ruin the lives of his victims, leaving lifelong scars.
And yet Assistant Attorney General Jane Young said, “Each of the alleged instances involved actions by Seastrand in his personal capacity, and did not purport to be acts of his office.”
Is she too blind to see that it was because of his office that he got away with it? I hope he goes to counseling for help.
What message is this conveying to other like-minded people? “Oh, look what we can get away with.” Are we really protected? Where is the justice? Is that not part of their training?
We know there are many wonderful, even heroic, men in our police department. This man has not only hurt his victims, he has also hurt every one of his friends in the police force. God bless them and give them added courage at this difficult time.