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Jun 16, 2012
 
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Records allege fired Fitchburg officer tipped dealers to raid
Informant's word challenged
By Paula J. Owen TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF
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FITCHBURG — Acting Police Lt. Joaquin Kilson, fired last month for his longstanding friendship with an alleged cocaine dealer, allegedly tried to tip off drug dealers about a raid jeopardizing members of the Fitchburg drug unit, according to information obtained during an internal affairs investigation, copies of which the Telegram & Gazette obtained yesterday through a public records request.
However, the only evidence investigators have against Lt. Kilson came from a confidential informant who was playing both sides of the fence, Police union president, Officer Keith C. Bourne, said yesterday.
Officer Bourne delivered a grievance of the firing to Mayor Lisa A. Wong yesterday morning, requesting the matter go to arbitration.
Lt. Kilson, a 19-year Fitchburg Police Department veteran working undercover in the drug unit, was fired May 18 after an internal affairs investigation into his friendship with alleged cocaine dealer Lazaro Paulino, 37, of 39 Winter St.
Mr. Paulino pleaded not guilty Jan. 26 in Worcester Superior Court to two counts of trafficking in 28 to 100 grams of cocaine, offenses alleged to have occurred Jan. 14, 2010, and April 8, 2010, in Fitchburg. Mr. Paulino's bail was set at $10,000 cash.
Mr. Paulino was arrested Jan. 26 during Operation Red Wolf — a two-year FBI investigation into illegal firearm sales, drug trafficking and related gang activities in Fitchburg. Twenty people were indicted in the investigation, including the 16 arrested that day.
During that investigation, FBI agents discovered Lt. Kilson's friendship with Mr. Paulino.
The investigation determined Lt. Kilson, 51, socialized with Mr. Paulino and maintained regular cellphone contact with him; the men also traveled to the Dominican Republic together — Lt. Kilson's native country. On at least one occasion, Lt. Kilson stayed in Mr. Paulino's home.
Lt. Kilson was placed on administrative leave in January and subsequently fired at the request of Police Chief Robert A. DeMoura after a hearings officer upheld personnel charges against him including untruthfulness, improper associations and conduct unbecoming an officer.
Lt. Kilson does not deny maintaining a friendship with Mr. Paulino, Officer Bourne said. The men were introduced at one of Lt. Kilson's family's events around seven years ago by one of Lt. Kilson's cousins and Mr. Paulino often attended Lt. Kilson's family's gatherings, eventually becoming “entrenched” in Lt. Kilson's family, he said.
Yesterday, police released part of the file to the Telegram & Gazette on the internal affairs investigation into the matter.
Chief DeMoura said the investigation is ongoing and Lt. Kilson may also face criminal charges.
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According to the file on the internal affairs investigation, during Operation Red Wolf, Lt. Kilson allegedly tried to tip off a drug dealer about a raid at the former Caribbean Market on Water Street, compromising the safety of all officers involved. Lt. Kilson also allegedly tried to set up a meeting between that same drug dealer and another drug dealer so he could confront him about the poor quality of the cocaine he sold him, the document says, and Lt. Kilson is also alleged to have lied to the FBI during the investigation.
Before a raid of a drug dealer's apartment above the Caribbean Market, the document says that Lt. Kilson told the drug dealer to,“get his (expletive) out of the apartment,” and that Lt. Kilson warned him there was going to be a raid.
But, Officer Bourne says Lt. Kilson denies the allegation. The drug dealer was a confidential informant, he said, that was calling his “handler” to save his own skin when he realized police were planning a raid. That “handler” was an undercover agent working in Operation Red Wolf, Officer Bourne said.
“Lt. Kilson was asked to go in and find out about the layout of the second floor apartment by our drug unit doing an investigation into the party on the second floor who already made a couple of (drug) sales to our drug unit,” Officer Bourne said.
Lt. Kilson was in full uniform, Officer Bourne said, and the lieutenant talked to the store owner, who asked him if something was going on.
“He said,'There might be,'” Officer Bourne said.“He (Lt. Kilson) never told him there was a raid by the drug unit. The confidential informant came downstairs into the store and saw Lt. Kilson in full uniform asking questions. As soon as Lt. Kilson left the store he told the guys from the drug unit,'If you are going to do anything, do it now.'”
Officer Bourne said the confidential informant was selling drugs and squealing to the FBI at the same time and used Lt. Kilson as a scapegoat.
“Why was he (confidential informant) never charged?” Officer Bourne said.“He was actively selling at the same time he was providing information. He was playing both sides. The guys on the drug unit were some of Lt. Kilson's very best friends and he still hangs out with them to this day. He would have never jeopardized them.”
Regarding the alleged phone conversation that was wire tapped between Lt. Kilson and the confidential informant where he tells Lt. Kilson he was angry over getting sold “a piece of garbage,” Officer Bourne said a copy of the conversation was never produced for the union's review.
“This drug dealer (the confidential informant) is the only person who ever came forward to say Lt. Kilson did anything illegal,” Officer Bourne said.“So far, they've taken the word of this drug dealer over a decorated officer's (word).”
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After reading this article, I am to wonder which officers already made a deal with the feds??

I believe that there are other officers involved that are not detectives but uniformed officers,HMMM???

If I was to guess, kilson was thrown to the fire in order to protect a couple others who have lighter skin colors maybe????

I feel that there is so much corruption that they do not know how to deal with it all! The Union protects everyone of the accussed until a deal is made to save their pensions. The tax paying public is paying for it all!!!
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After reading this article, I am to wonder which officers already made a deal with the feds??
I believe that there are other officers involved that are not detectives but uniformed officers,HMMM???
If I was to guess, kilson was thrown to the fire in order to protect a couple others who have lighter skin colors maybe????
I feel that there is so much corruption that they do not know how to deal with it all! The Union protects everyone of the accussed until a deal is made to save their pensions. The tax paying public is paying for it all!!!
Lunch, are II even allowed to talk about the police as a condition of your probation? Go eat a pile if shot you disgusting piece of human shit.
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Lunch, are II even allowed to talk about the police as a condition of your probation? Go eat a pile if shot you disgusting piece of human shit.
Drinking already? Runs in your family, huh?? You are nothing but a Biatch COWARD! You cannot stand on your own two feet! Standing corruptly behind your authority???

You are NO better than a PEDOPHILE!!!! Stand up like a man,biatch!!!! You are a COWARD as you know already,LMAO!!!! LOL!!!

Lets get in the ring!!!! You couldn't take my right nor my left!!!! Lets get a sanctioned bout going as we all know out here that you are a corrupt biatch!!!
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You know the truth, Coward! LMAO! The rumors are true as your own friends know what you are all about. LMAO!! COWARD!!!

Let me ask, what is the size of a cell phone and covered in a black and yellow protector? THIEF, POS!!!!!!
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Lunch, are II even allowed to talk about the police as a condition of your probation? Go eat a pile if shot you disgusting piece of human shit.
Slime ball! Sign on to a fair one in a ring!! Proceeds will benefit anti drinking and driving campaign aimed at the youth within Fitchburg!

I cannot call you a POS COWARD enough!!! You know what you did!!! COWARD, BIATCH. LMAO!!!!!
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Have you ever spent one in prison for murder?
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Slime ball! Sign on to a fair one in a ring!! Proceeds will benefit anti drinking and driving campaign aimed at the youth within Fitchburg!
I cannot call you a POS COWARD enough!!! You know what you did!!COWARD, BIATCH. LMAO!!!!!
I'm good to go. I told you before I havent had a good fight since my hockey days. The last time I arranged it you bailed out but I did get to work out. It's not personal, I would think of it as fun.
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Can I call again and see if we can get some ring time?
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<quoted text>I'm good to go. I told you before I havent had a good fight since my hockey days. The last time I arranged it you bailed out but I did get to work out. It's not personal, I would think of it as fun.
I went there and you know it for fact! I was on foot! Hockey days? LMAO! I was an animal at hockey also; you couldn't have hung with me at hockey!
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I went there and you know it for fact! I was on foot! Hockey days? LMAO! I was an animal at hockey also; you couldn't have hung with me at hockey!
Go get 'em killer
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We know when you are telling a lie. The only reason I volunteer is because you insult people on a public forum and children could be reading it.
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Go get 'em killer
Hey Coward,. I seen a red mustang almost drive through the fire station yesterday. Can you believe such a MORON would drive in that fashion? He must know someone,HUH?

What do you think,Jellyfish??? HUH?
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Is there any status update concerning this situation? Are there any others giving dealers a heads up?

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Is there any status update concerning this situation? Are there any others giving dealers a heads up?
Not sure, but there's an FBI employee in Fitchburg that was hired to motivate the conversation. He mentioned something a couple years back about this cops partner who could be next in line to take a hit. You should ask him, he's got an in with all the prostitutes and drug user informants.


http://www.topix.com/forum/law/TJFRDQVAG31HRE...

"As I mentioned there is a domincan cop in Fitchburg and his Italian partner who take money and drugs from dealers on a regular basis. Someone told me two days ago that an Italian cop who I guess had been partners with this dominican fpd officer is crooked! I was told that he is a big cop but not in shape! I know this because I asked him if the Italian cop was tall and very built with muscles and had a steroid attitude and he said NO, that the italian cop is out of shape. I don't know who this is but I would like to know!"
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I can believe Lynch is a SNITCH. Cars are parked wrong WHAAAAA!! College kids are playing music WHAAAAAA!!! All he does is complain and cry.
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Snitch boy was the kid when you were growing up who was always saying 'I'm telling mom!!'. There is always one in every neighborhood and sooner or later agravate a person enough that the person punches them out and says ok now you really have something to cry about Snitch boy!
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Jtn is involved you know .
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Snitch boy was the kid when you were growing up who was always saying 'I'm telling mom!!'. There is always one in every neighborhood and sooner or later agravate a person enough that the person punches them out and says ok now you really have something to cry about Snitch boy!
Interesting how this person has inside information before things happen. Maybe Lynch is working with the FBI, huh?

I have a feeling that at least two Fitchburg officers are currently in big trouble. How does a drug operation operate freely in the open without getting busted? Hmmmm???

From what I heard the State Police do not let the FPD in on certain things for a reason. The State police raid a place at least twice and come up empty after the house was being watched by certain FPD officers??

Was there an FPD officer at the scene of a shooting on Cedar street?? Hmmm????

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