• Reading Police Chief on leave for alleged domestic violence incident

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    READING, Mass. - The Chief of Police in Reading is on paid administrative leave for an alleged domestic violence incident that occurred while he was off duty in December 2018. 

    Reading city officials announced Thursday that in late December, the department learned that Reading Police Chief Mark Segalla was under investigation by Tewksbury Police for an alleged domestic violence incident on December 21. 

    Tewksbury Police and the Middlesex District Attorney's Office handled the investigation before DA Marian Ryan referred the matter to Norfolk DA Michael Morrissey. Morrissey then hired Special Prosecutor Kevin Mullen to investigate the incident. 

    Reading Police did not release any information throughout the investigation but say Wednesday, they learned the charges brought by Mullen against Segalla became public. 

    No information on the allegations was available and no additional information was released. 

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