Officer Resigns In Midst Of Whistleblower Suit Against Portsmouth Police

Sep 17, 2015

A Portsmouth Auxiliary Police officer submitted his resignation letter Wednesday to get out from under a gag order imposed by the city’s police department.

The gag order was part of a case involving a now-fired police officer accepting an inheritance from a neighbor.  The department placed Officer Connors under the gag order more than a year ago after he spoke with a local newspaper about the now-fired Portsmouth police Sargeant Aaron Goodwin.

Goodwin befriended Connor’s neighbor, the late Geraldine Webber, and received a $2.7M inheritance when she passed away.  A probate judge found that will invalid last month.

Connors considers himself a whistleblower, and is seeking damages from the Portsmouth Police Department in federal court.