Police chief told teen if she posed nude for him, he’d drop underage drinking charges

Police chief told teen if she posed nude for him, he’d drop underage drinking charges

Speaking publicly for the first time, Janelle Westfall said state laws failed her after New London’s former police chief made her a proposition: If she posed nude for him, the underage alcohol charges against her would be dropped. Because of Westfall’s complaint, David Seastrand will never be allowed to serve as a police officer again. She also received a $70,000 settlement from the town. But, she adds, “It just bothers me that it happened, and that they couldn’t prosecute (Seastrand). It bothers me that it could happen again to someone else.”

Because of Westfall’s complaint, David Seastrand will never be allowed to serve as a police officer again. She also received a $70,000 settlement from the town.

But as she sat down with her father and lawyer on Friday to begin a push for new legislation to improve state laws, it was clear that she’s still deeply troubled. Asked for her feelings, she began to cry, then paused.

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