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Charlestown police officer resigns amid federal investigation

Evan Speck, a Charlestown police officer, resigned from the force as a result of an ongoing investigation being conducted by several federal agencies, according to Charlestown police union president Pat McMahon. (WJAR)

A Charlestown police officer resigned from the force Sunday as a result of an ongoing investigation being conducted by several federal agencies, according to Charlestown police union president Pat McMahon.

Evan Speck, 34, had been a patrolman with the department for 11 years. Speck resigned after a task force of federal agencies executed a search warrant at his Westerly home on March 20, McMahon said. The agents, according to McMahon, seized evidence related to the search warrant when Speck was out of the state.

A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office, Jim Martin, said there had been "court authorized activity on that date," which is part of an ongoing federal investigation.

No charges have been filed against Speck.

Speck is also suing the town of Charlestown and the police department. He's accused them of discriminating against him because he suffers from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Speck's attorney, Edward Roy, declined to comment "due to the sensitivity of this matter."

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