Former Corrections Officer Charged with Assault
On May 2, 2023, 51-year-old Todd Gordon of Dracut, Massachusetts, turned himself into the Manchester Police Department on a warrant stemming from an incident at the Hillsborough County House of Corrections earlier this year.
On February 6, 2023, Manchester Police were notified by the Hillsborough County Department of Corrections that there was an allegation of staff misconduct at the jail. The incident reportedly took place on January 31, 2023. The DOC requested that Manchester Police look into the matter, and a criminal investigation immediately began.
Detectives learned that a former jail inmate alleged that he was assaulted by a Corrections Officer while preparing for transport to the NH State Prison.
During the investigation, police identified the Corrections Officer as Lieutenant Todd Gordon and established probable cause to issue a warrant for his arrest. Gordon was charged with two counts of Second Degree Assault (felony), Witness Tampering (felony), and Criminal Threatening.
In a statement today, Superintendent Costanzo of the Hillsborough County Department of Corrections "pledged ongoing cooperation as this unfortunate matter proceeds through the criminal justice system with the goal of safeguarding the care and custody of those committed to HCDOC’s care while balancing the safety and best interests of the staff and the community."
Gordon was released on $1500 PR bail and is scheduled for arraignment on May 26, 2023.