Meredith firm was called in to investigate event(s) that led to Gilford police suspensions

GILFORD — The Daily Sun has learned that an independent company was hired to do an investigation into the Police Department after Chief Kevin Keenan was placed on paid administrative leave.

An official who did not wish to be identified said yesterday that Municipal Resources Inc. of Meredith has interviewed both Keenan and School Resource Officer Holly Harris, who is also on a paid administrative leave.

The official said other members of the Gilford Police Department have been interviewed as well and that MRI will be issuing a report of its findings sometime in the near future.

MRI's role is to offer an unbiased view of the as yet unspecified reasons for both to be on paid leave. Keenan has been on leave since August 29 and Harris has been on leave since the middle of September.

Keenan has been with the Gilford Police Department since 1994 and Harris has been there since 2005. Keenan makes $83,000 annually and Harris makes around $52,000 per year.