High ranking West Springfield Police Captain on paid leave

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WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A high ranking captain in the West Springfield Police Department was placed on paid administrative leave this week.

West Springfield Police Chief Ronald Campurciani told 22News that he placed Captain Daniel Spaulding on paid leave on Wednesday.  He described the leave as “indefinite.”  He could not say when it would end.

Daniel Spaulding is the department’s “senior captain,” and the second highest ranking officer on the West Side police force.

Chief Campurciani told 22News that he does not normally publicly comment on personnel matters.  But he said he conferred with Mayor Will Reichelt and they decided to go ahead and confirm Captain Spaulding’s placement on paid leave.

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