Parents: "Light Sentence" for Woodstock Police Spokesman, Sgt. Charles "Chip" Amati, Suspended for Inappropriate Texts to Ex-Girlfriend's Daughter, Looking Up Girlfriend's Criminal Record

Sgt. Charles "Chip" Amati, a 24-year veteran of the Woodstock Police Department, was suspended without pay for 30 days by the city's Board of Police and Fire Commissioners after an investigation into inappropriate texts to his former girlfriend's 12-year-old daughter also revealed misuse of a state law enforcement database to look up the girlfriend's criminal record [...]

The girl's parents are furious about what they say is light punishment for Charles "Chip" Amati -- Woodstock Police Department's spokesman, who oversees dispatchers and records -- a city insider who they think should have been fired [...]

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