Former officer declines plea deal

NEWPORT (AP) – A former New Hampshire police officer accused of performing an illegal search and falsifying his report has turned down a plea offer from the state.

The Valley News reports Assistant Attorney General Geoffrey Ward said in court Tuesday that the state made 30-year-old Ian Kibbe a plea offer. He declined to say what it was, and it wasn’t detailed in court documents.

Kibbe’s lawyer, Eric Wilson, responded the offer „would not be accepted by the defense.”

Judge Brian Tucker scheduled Kibbe’s case for trial in December, with jury selection to start on Dec. 3. Ward said he’d need two days for trial.

The former Claremont officer was charged on April 26 after authorities said he lied about how he discovered weapons during an arrest in February. He’s pleaded not guilty.