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BROCKTON – A Duxbury police officer has been indicted on charges that he allegedly falsified a police report and intimidated a witness during an investigation, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced.
Steven J. Amado, 51, of Plymouth, was indicted by a Plymouth County grand jury today on one count each of Misleading a Police Officer, Intimidation of a Police Officer, and False Crime Report.
The indictments allege that while investigating a traffic incident with property damage that occurred on May 6, Amado intentionally misidentified the operator of the motor vehicle. The indictments further allege that Amado misled the police department and intimidated a fellow officer involved with the investigation. Upon notification of the incident, Duxbury Police immediately launched an investigation and contacted the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office.
Amado, who has been a Duxbury Police officer for 24 years, is currently on administrative leave from the department.
He will be arraigned on the charges at a later date.