Lance Martel

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Service Record

Essex Vermont Police Department

Rank Corporal[1]
Dates of Service May 2015 - November 2021[1]
Salary $75,719 (2020)[2]
Last Known Status Separated

Incident Reports

2017 Assault

In 2017, Martel assaulted a female victim.[1]

Nude Photos

Martel sent unsolicited nude photos to a female victim.[1]

Drug Use

Martel used regulated hormone drugs.[1]

Response Timeline

On May 5, 2022, a police investigation reviewed "sufficient evidence to clearly prove" the three earlier allegations against Martel. Other allegations were not sustained, due to a lack of information.[1]

Undisclosed disciplinary action was taken against Martel.[1]

2020 Voyeurism

In the summer of 2020, in an "online setting", Martel took a "digital image of an intimate area" of a woman he knew without her consent.[3]

In 2021, the Essex Police Department received a complaint of voyeurism against Martel.[3]

Response Timeline

In June 2021, the State Police opened an investigation at the request of the Essex Police Department.[3]

Martel was suspended.[3]

On October 5, 2021, the State's Attorney placed a Brady letter in Martel's file, stating that they were unable "to rely on his testimony as a credible witness".[1]

On October 29, 2021, Martel was issued a citation on suspicion of voyeurism.[4]

In November 2021, Martel was separated from the department. Details were not provided.[1]

On February 23, 2022, the charges were dismissed due to "insurmountable evidentiary issues".[1]

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