Here is the relevant police scanner audio from this afternoon’s situation with Derrick. Note that it has been edited for time. It begins in the 2pm hour when the police get a call regarding liberty activists handing out literature at Keene High School. Tim Peloquin (called 129 or 29 in the audio) knows there is a trespass order for Derrick and writes one up and delivers it to him. After Peloquin says he’s serving Derrick with the no trespass notice, “121” or “21” aka Fintan Moore is off due to serving a different no trespass to someone at the Keene Inn. Later, Moore is investigating a car accident when Peloquin reports that he served Derrick.
It seems likely that Moore never heard the confirmation that Derrick was served. Later he calls in pursuit of Derrick for not pulling over, but never asks whether he was served. You see, being in the government means never having to say you’re sorry. Why do any due diligence and inquire prior to hassling someone? All Moore had to do was call dispatch and ask if Derrick had been served yet and he never would have had to pull him over, but instead he just uses his aggressive power and tries to stop him. There’s no penalty for Moore jumping to a conclusion – he doesn’t have to sit in a cage for making that mistake. He easily could have followed Derrick while inquiring with KPD regarding his status of being served, but instead decided to pull Derrick over – because he can.
It’s a shame too, because Fintan always seemed like one of the better KPD officers. I’ve seen him do the right thing when he didn’t have to (and thanked him for it), but I’ve also seen his temper flare up. Today was not his best day and as a result of his impatience and failure to do even a little investigation, (like Peloquin did – by ASKING prior to contacting Derrick), my friend is in a cage until further notice, while Fintan is sleeping in his home.
You can listen to the Keene Police Scanner 24/7 here.