Dover Police officer at center of DV case fired for violating department policy

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Former Dover Police Officer R.J. Letendres has not been charged in the incident. (Courtesy photo)

DOVER - The Dover Police officer at the center of a widely reported domestic assault case has been terminated.

Dover Police Chief William Breault made the announcement in an official statement released on Friday.

R.J. Letendre's firing was due to "multiple violations of departmental policy," Breault said in the statement.

Letendre has not been charged in connection with the July 10 incident at the couple's Rollinsford home.

Breault's statement on Friday did not include details about the internal investigation's findings.

Meanwhile, the case against Sarah Letendre was transferred to the Merrimack County attorney's office.

Sarah and R.J. Letendre both filed domestic violence petitions against each other after the incident, but two weeks later both orders were withdrawn.

Sarah Letendre, 35, was arrested by Rollinsford Police on July 10 and charged with domestic violence assault, obstructing report of a crime and resisting arrest.

Soon after, however, she said on her Facebook page that it was her husband, a former MMA fighter, who attacked her breaking four of her ribs.

Police say R.J. Letendre suffered scratches to his chest and a torn shirt in the alleged assault.

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