FORMER LEWISTON POLICE CHIEF BUSSIERE AND CPL THOMAS MURPHY NAMED IN CIVIL LAWSUIT: FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2016 IN PORTLAND: by staff writer in Lewiston, Maine Sun Journal !…HOME INVASION. CANDIDATE FOR MAYOR OF LEWISTON, MAINE FOUND NOT GUILTY OF ASSAULT; Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine 12/17/2012.

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LEWISTON, MAINE CITY SECTION OF THE LEWISTON, MAINE SUN JOURNAL OF;  Friday, August 19, 2016.  COP – corporal Thomas Murphy  and FORMER LEWISTON Chief Bussiere, named in civil lawsuit for alleged non legal; do process, entrance of private home.

12/17/2012:  A jury of 8 women and 4 men at Androscoggin Superior Court, Auburn, Maine found frequent Lewiston, Maine mayoral candidate Charles Arthur Soule not guilty Monday of a misdemeanor assault charge in connection with an incident where he said he had come to the aid of a child. Soule, 59 of 135 Bartlett St., Lewiston, Maine was charged with assault after a Lewiston Police Officer Corporal THOMAS MURPHY said he witnessed Soule pick-up a young boy three times, then body slam him to the round last year.  The boy did not require hospitalization or treatment.  “This was a deliberate attempt to derail my campaign.” Soule stated. Soule, who was at the time, running for a Lewiston political office stated he had scuffled with the 8-year-old-boy, but said he had done so in defense of a smaller boy.  He had been sitting in front of his home when he saw two groups of kids begin a street shoving match, he said. When one of the kids started to put another one in a choke hold, Soule took action, he told the Sun Journal in an earlier interview.  What might have looked like an assault was actually the boy slipping and falling due to his unruliness, Soule had said. The trial lasted about three hours in Androscoggin County Superior Court.  The jury deliberated for more than an hour.  In three repeated notes to the Judge Mary G. Kennedy, jurors asked that the legal definition of “assault” be read back twice before acquitting Soule. Prosecutors called to the witness stand several people, including the arresting officer and the boy, now 10 years old, who police said was the victim of Soule’s alleged assault.  Charles A. Soule took the stand and his Attorney, Lorne Fairbanks, called several witnesses who said they witnessed the incident, including two other children and a neighbor. Charles A. Soule, has made unsuccessful runs for mayor, and states that, “Lewiston needs help,” after the incident.

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