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Former Boulder City Police Chief Won't Face Charges

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Former Boulder City Police Chief Thomas Finn Former Boulder City Police Chief Thomas Finn

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County District Attorney's Office announced Tuesday it will not be charging the former police chief of Boulder City with a crime.

According to the DA, former Police Chief Thomas Finn did not commit a crime in the case involving emails about a motorcycle gang. Finn was fired by the city last week.

During the preparation for the arrival of the Mongols Motorcycle Club meeting in Boulder City last year, Finn sent an email to his staff directing them to delete emails connected to the event. Permanently deleting emails would be considering destroying public records, which is a crime.

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District Attorney Steve Wolfson said at first the email sounded unusual; however, when Boulder City received a public records request for the emails, it provided them.

The DA concluded that Finn realized his request would not permanently delete emails and records from the city's computer system, which supports Finn's contention that he was trying to prevent sensitive information from getting out to the public.

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The issue is just one of the problems in a fight between the former chief and members of the Boulder City Council.

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