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Webster Attorney Claims Sneaky Tactics by Dover Police Chief

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DOVER, Del.- The Thomas Webster case has not gone away since the city cut ties with the former officer after he was acquitted of any charges related to a kick to the head of a suspect.

In August 2013, Dover internal affairs investigators recommended no action be taken against Webster for the kick to the head that was caught on dash cam video, according to James Liguori, Webster's attorney.

Dover Police Department Chief Paul Bernat was not police chief at the time, but he had written in a memo that he agreed with the internal affairs findings. That memo was sent to Webster's attorney in August 2013.

After that memo was originally sent to Liguori, he says the same document was given to him by the state in June 2015. He says that document included an extra line written by Bernat: "Pending review of in car video."

Liguori writes in the letter, "I'm convinced Paul Bernat did this because, as I've said before, he and others wanted to continue to pursue criminal charges against Thomas Webster before a new Attorney General."

Bernat's attorney has said this is an attempt to create a problem that does not exist. He also says that Bernat did not know it was caught on camera until the video was actually released to the public.

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